Symptoms Of Malignant Mesothelioma

There are still no sure fire methods of catching mesothelioma early but there are a few ways to improve your chances of early detection. If you know that you've been exposed to asbestos then make sure your physician knows. Yearly CT scans may help increase the chance of catching the aggressive cancer at a stage where treatment protocols are more effective.

Physical symptoms of mesothelioma mimic many other diseases but it is especially important to pay attention to symptoms if you have worked with or know that you have been exposed to asbestos. Also if you lived with a family member who worked around asbestos it is important to pay attention to physical symptoms. The American Cancer Society details the following as symptoms of malignant mesothelioma.

Pleural (Lungs) Mesothelioma Symptoms

  • Pain in the side of the chest or lower back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss (without trying)
  • Trouble swallowing (feeling like food gets stuck)
  • Hoarseness
  • Swelling of the face and arms

Peritoneal (abdomen) Mesothelioma Symptoms

  • Abdominal (belly) pain
  • Swelling or fluid in the abdomen
  • Weight loss (without trying)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation

In most cases these symptoms are due to another illness but if you know that you are at risk because of past exposure it is very important to find out whether you do have mesothelioma. Early detection is critical to living as long as possible with the highest quality of life.

The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.

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