Mesothelioma

Posted by Sandi | 1:24 PM

Mesothelioma is a cancer that is particulary difficult for doctors to diagnose and one that does not respond well to treatment.
The Mesothelioma specialized cells are founded in a layer around the chest cavity, intestinal cavity, and the cavity around the heart.  Most other vital organs are also covered by these cells.  The tissue formed by these cells is known as mesothelium.
Mesothelioma was recognized as a tumor of the pleura, peritoneum and pericardium in the latter 1700’s.

Mesothelioma is difficult to diagnose because the early signs and symptoms of the disease.  All the Mesothelioma symptoms are all too frequently ignored or discharged by individuals who are inclined to attribute them to common every day infirmities.

About 60% of patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma experience lower back pain or side chest pain and there are frequent reports of shortness of breath. Lower numbers of people may experience difficulty swallowing, or have a persistent cough, fever, weight loss or fatigue. Symptoms to also consider are muscle weakness, loss of sensory capability, coughing up blood, facial and arm swelling and hoarseness.
Anyone previously exposed to asbestos displaying any of these symptoms should seek medical attention right away

2 comment
  1. WoodenToys May 1, 2010 at 9:54 PM  

    What a scary disease! Very informative article. Keep doing this job.

  2. admin May 2, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

    We haven't scary a disease. We can stop it before we get sick. Thank you for visiting.