Friday, August 21, 2009

Mesothelioma Signs and symptoms

Mesothelioma signs and symtoms usually lasts long enough to eventually be able detected.symptoms who does not feel natural in quickly, but slowly can be detected even can take a year.Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Shortness of breath, cough, pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space are often symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.
Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include weight loss and cachexia, abdominal swelling and pain due to ascites (a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity). Other symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may include bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities, anemia, and fever. If the cancer has spread beyond the mesothelium to other parts of the body, symptoms may include pain, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the neck and face. These symptoms may be caused by mesothelioma or by other, less serious conditions.
Mesothelioma, which affects the pleura can cause these signs and symptoms: chest wall pain, pleural effusion, or fluid around the lung, shortness of breath, fatigue and anemia, wheezing, hoarseness, or cough, blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up (hemoptysis) In severe cases, the person may have many tumor masses. In person may develop Pnevmotoraks or collapse of the lung. The disease may metastasize, or spread to other parts of the body.
Tumors affecting the abdominal cavity often do not cause symptoms until they are at a later stage. Symptoms include: abdominal pain, ascites, or abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity, a mass in the abdomen, problems with bowel function weight loss In severe cases of the disease, the following signs and symptoms may be present: blood clots in the veins, which may cause thrombophlebitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, disorder causing severe bleeding in many body organs, jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin, low blood sugar, pleural effusion pulmonary emboli, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs, severe ascites A mesothelioma does not usually spread to the bone, brain or adrenal glands. Pleural tumors usually results only from one side of the lungs.

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