Things you should know about Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a kind of cancer of the tissue of the lungs, stomach, and heart. This disease arises with the pain in the chest. It affects the lining of the lungs. Now a days with the excessive pollution in the metropolitan cities it is mandatory to go through the complete body check-up so that you can aware about such type of disease and can start your treatment soon. Mesothelioma can be prevented by avoiding the exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma mainly affects at the age after the age of 50.

Cause of Mesothelioma

This is caused due to inhaling the asbestos. Asbestos is a group of minerals which are made of microscopic fibres. If you breathe in large amount of asbestos then the risk of mesothelioma increases. Asbestos are very small to see with naked eyes but easy to breathe in. It can be collected in your lungs and can cause this disease.

Places where you find asbestos

  • Insulation in walls
  • Vinyl tiles used in floors
  • Rocks and Soil
  • Shingles
  • Siding on Houses
  • Car Brakes
  • Fabrics which resist heat


 signs of mesothelioma


Symptoms and early signs of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma will not affect your body immediately but when diagnosed it is hard to recover from it.

  1. Chest or Abdominal Pain
  2. Shortness of Breath
  3. Fever
  4. Night Sweating
  5. Fatigue
  6. Muscle Weakness
  7. Dry Cough
  8. Loss of Appetite
  9. Difficulty in Swallowing
  10. Weight Loss

Types of Mesothelioma

There are four types of mesothelioma

  • Pleural
  • Peritoneal
  • Pericardial
  • Testicular

Pleural Mesothelioma

This occurs mainly in lungs. Approx 80% of people diagnosed by this type of mesothelioma. It basically form lining in lungs and inner lining of chest cavities. Most of the patients are men because they work in workplaces where asbestos can be found easily. It occurs after the age of 75. This disease is tough to diagnose as its symptoms are not specific.


Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include:-

  • Pain in lower back and chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Weight Loss without trying
  • Swelling of face and arms
  • Cough
  • Chest Pain

Prognosis for pleural mesothelioma

Patient with pleural mesothelioma can go through the various treatments discussed above. Take the proper care to improve your health. Consult with your doctor. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Reduce your stress.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal Mesothelioma is found in approx 20 to 25 percent of mesothelioma cases. It affects the lining of abdomen. It is mainly caused by ingestion of asbestos fibres. People who inhale large amount of asbestos are at risk of peritoneal mesothelioma. The symptom are common for this disease which are confused by some other normal problems like cough, fever.

Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma include: –

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal Swelling
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Lumps in the abdomen
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Build-up of gas
  • Fluid in abdomen
  • Seizures

Prognosis for Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Patients with this disease have a better prognosis. They can go through the various surgery. If anyone is diagnosed by peritoneal it can be prevent by:-

  • Living Healthy Lifestyle
  • Eating Healthy Foods
  • Doing Plenty Of Exercise
  • Make Immune System Stronger.

There are alternate treatment options for mesothelioma treatment.

If your doctor gives you only one treatment plan, you don’t have to follow it. There may be other treatments out there that are better suited to you. For example, if a treatment would decrease your quality of life too much, go for a second opinion. You can always look into experimental treatments and alternative therapies such as homoeopathy.

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