Types of Mesothelioma:

03/04/2009 22:19

Asbestos can cause a cancer which most people call cancer asbestos. It is also called Mesothelioma. Among all cancers Mesothelioma or Asbestos Cancer ranks the most common form of cancer. There is no doubt in having asbestos cancer as the most common form of cancer because most appliances, wirings and buildings, and cemented house have some components of asbestos. This is alarming. People do not know they have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos seemed to be a silent killer. It is present but nobody knows. It is in the kitchen ovens, in the walls in the wirings, in the mats… It is everywhere now.

Mesothelioma symptoms vary from person to person. It is dependent to the severity of the disease and the position of the affected tissue or organ.

The following are the types of Mesothelioma:

1. Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleura are the membranes surrounding the lungs. Those are the affected parts in Pleural Mesothelioma.

In Pleural Mesothelioma, the affected individual may experience difficulty in breathing and coughing. It is because of the location of the tumor irritating the pleura. The pleura expands thus, allow fluid to enter which causes those symptoms to arise. Some individuals may have blood tinged sputum or blood in the sputum.

2. Peritoneal Mesothelioma

In Peritoneal Mesothelioma, the affected part is the peritoneum. It is the lining of the abdomen. Definitely, Mesothelioma symptoms centers on the abdominal part such as acute to severe abdominal pain. Tumors may irritate the Peritoneum thus, allow accumulate fluid in that region. The discomfort felt by the affected individual may cause loss of appetite leading to weight loss. The individual may also experience difficulties in breathing, fever, nausea and vomiting, weakness, and bowel obstruction.

3. Pericardial Mesothelioma

In Pericardial Mesothelioma, the pericardium which is the outer covering of the heart is affected. That is why the Mesothelioma symptoms felt is an acute to severe chest pain. There are also heart palpitations. Shortness of breath, persistent coughing, and extreme fatigue may also be felt.

If any individual experiences symptoms similar to these, that individual must consult his physician. He will undergo several tests like x-ray, MRI and CT-scan.

It is better for these conditions to be diagnosed earlier to prevent more damage to the health of the individual… Let us all help in saving lives….