an informational resource website to help those affected by mesothelioma cancer.
You will find much information about this disease and its symptoms,
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and much much more. Navigate our links to find out more.
What is mesothelioma cancer?
Mesothelioma cancer is a rare form of
cancer that affects the stomach or chest but also it could also affect
the heart. The National Cancer Institute defines malignant mesothelioma "as
a rare form of cancer in which cancer cells are found in the sac lining the
chest, the lining of the abdominal cavity or the lining around the heart."
To break up the term mesothelioma further, mesothelioma found in the
abdominal cavity is known as peritoneum mesothelioma, malignant pleural
mesothelioma is the most common and is a cancer which is found in the lining
of the chest, and mesothelioma is found in the lining of the heart (aka
pericardium mesothelioma) and is the least common form of mesothelioma
People who develop mesothelioma cancer have most likely worked in
environments, where they inhale or swallow asbestos particles. If you are
working in the following occupations you need to pay careful attention
to your body Brake Mechanics, metal plate workers, Insulators, plumbers,
boilermakers, shipyard workers, shipfitters, electricians, maintenance
workers, carpenters, gas fitters, or any occupation where you are exposed to
What are the symptoms of mesothelioma cancer?
Mesothelioma cancer is very hard to diagnose and sometimes it can take
many years to experience the symptoms (sometimes 30 years later). However,
some people have no symptoms of their cancer. Also, mesothelioma
symptoms can often be confused with other minor illnesses, such as shortness
of breath, cough that won't go away, pain in the chest, muscle weakness and
sensory loss, pain or swelling in the abdomen, coughing up blood, fever,
major weight loss, and difficult swallowing. If you experience symptoms and
you are working or exposed to the areas of of the professions mentioned
above, you should have your doctor conduct an x-ray of the chest or abdomen.
Once Mesothelioma is diagnosed, the chances of recovery vary according to
several factors, including the size and location of the tumor, how much it
has spread, and the age of the patient.
In general, the earlier that Mesothelioma is diagnosed, the better the
chances of survival. So if you experience any of the common Mesothelioma
symptoms, see your doctor right away.