Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Symptoms

The early symptoms of mesothelioma are generally non-specific, and may lead to a delay in diagnosis. From the early of disease symptoms of mesothelioma usually do not appear for 20 to 50 years after asbestos exposure. When symptoms do appear, it may still difficult to diagnose mesothelioma, as the symptoms vary according to the type of mesothelioma. Those with pleural mesothelioma often exhibit persistent coughing, chest pains, shortness of breath, fatigue and lumps on the chest, under the skin. Those with the peritoneal type may experience abdominal pain, weight loss and nausea. Pericardial mesothelioma causes irregular heartbeats, palpitations, breathing difficulties, chest pain and night sweats. Testicular mesothelioma causes lumps on the testicles that may or may not be painful, and for rarely case some patients show no symptomps at all. A chest X-Ray may show a build-up of fluid or pleural effusion. Pleural Effusion is one of the most common symptoms of mesothelioma it is an accumulation of fluid between the parietal pleura ( the pleura covering chest wall and diaprhagm) and the visceral pleura ( the pleura covering the lungs). Both of these membranes produce amount of fluid that acts as a lubricant between the chest wall and the lung. Any exceed fluid absorbed by blood and lymp vessels maintaining a balance. When to much fluid forms, the result is an effusion. The right lung is affected 60% of the time and with involvement of both lungs being seen in approximately 5% of patients at the time of diagnosis. For some reasons these symptoms of mesothelioma maybe caused by mesothelioma or maybe caused by other less serious conditions, only a specialist doctor can make a definitive diagnosis.

If you need a doctor which is specialist for mesothelioma disease we have the contact person that may help you for a good suggestion of your sickness. here is the contact of one of the doctors who expert for mesothelioma disease:
Dr. David J. Sugarbaker  - Chief of Thoracic Surgery: Asbestos Cancer And Mesothelioma Doctors.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.732.6824
Fax: 617.566.3441
Email Address: dsugarbaker@partners.org
Hope they will help you with a better information and a good service.
Thank you for your attention and keep healthy people.

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