Mainly caused by exposure to asbestos we take a look at the types of Mesothelioma.
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If you are diagnosed with Mesothelioma it means that an uncontrollable growth of cells has caused the mesothelium (a thin layer of cells surrounding some of the bodies organs) to thicken to the extent that it starts to restrict the organ that it surrounds.The two areas in which this can develop are in the lungs and the abdomen.Most often, cases develop in the lungs or Pleura and is known as Pleural Mesothelioma.Peritoneal Mesothelioma,or cancer developing in the peritoneum (the tissue lining the abdomen)is far less common.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
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It can be really difficult to make an early diagnosis because of the long latency period which in turn means that it can take many years on from the initial exposure to asbestos before symptoms start to show themselves.Very often early on the symptoms can quite easily be confused with other common ailments.
With Pleural Mesothelioma some of the early symptoms can range from unexplained back pain/chest pain,breathlessness or a bad cough to mention but a few.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma symptoms can appear as loss of appetite,maybe some pain or swelling of the abdomen and or diarrhoea.
Current medical treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, although the regular successful treatment of the condition is still a long ways off.Apart from medications and various treatments,very good results have been achieved by patients through regular use of exercise, along with healthy eating and sometimes alternative therapy.
Current medical research is making enormous progress towards finding better treatments but early diagnosis remains very important to allow the best chance of a better mesothelioma life expectancy.
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