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  • Mesothelioma Overview

    Overview:

    Mesothelioma is a rare (and fatal) form of cancer that affects your lungs or abdominal regions.

    Cause

    Exposure to Asbestos appears to be the major link in 80% of Mesothelioma cases.

    Types

    There are two major forms of Mesothelioma.

      Pleural Mesothelioma which affects your lungs 70-80% of Mesothelioma cases are Pleural Mesothelioma.

      Peritoneal Mesothelioma which affects your abdominal regions 10-20% of the cases are Peritoneal Mesothelioma.
    Symptoms

    You may have Pleural Mesothelioma if you experience:

      Pain in your lower back or your chest

      Shortness of breath

      Persistent cough

      Trouble swallowing

      Sweating or fevers

      Hoarse/Husky voice
    You may have Peritoneal Mesothelioma if you experience:

      Pain in your abdomen

      Poor appetite

      Diarrhea

      Swelling in your abdomen

      Constipation
    Stages

    There are four stages of Mesothelioma, each stage gets progressively worse:

      Stage 1 - Localized Mesothelioma, this is located near the lung if you have Pleural Mesothelioma, and located in your abdomen if you have Periotoneal Mesothelioma.

      Stage 2 - Advanced Mesothelioma, the cancer has spread to your lymph nodes.

      Stage 3 - Advanced Mesothelioma, the cancer continues to spread and tumor growths can be found in the surrounding region.

      Stage 4 - Advanced Mesothelioma, the cancer has now spread to other tissues and organs and is now located in several parts of your body.




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