Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma cancer awareness 2017.

what is Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. … Greater than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos. Wikipedia definition.

Types of Mesothelioma
Pleural Mesothelioma. Lungs. The most common type, pleural mesothelioma is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Abdomen. Inhaled or swallowed asbestos fibers can become trapped in the lining of the abdomen (the peritoneum).
Pericardial Mesothelioma. Heart. According towww.mesothelioma.com a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control, 2,400 – 2,800 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States each year. People who have worked with or been exposed to asbestos have the highest risk of developing mesothelioma. After being exposed to asbestos, mesothelioma symptoms can take 20 – 50 years to appear. As stated in this site Cancer
Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma (mesothelioma of the chest) can include:

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
Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma can include:

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