What is Mesothelioma disease?
In fact Mesothelioma is a cancer disease that develops in inner side (mesothelium) of the body that mainly covers the outer surface of the body’s organs. It is therefore usually linked to asbestos exposure.
Research studies suggests that Mesothelioma mainly affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), however some other studies also find that this disease can also affect the lining of the tummy (peritoneal mesothelioma), heart or testicles.
According to recent estimates, in UK each year more than 2,700 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma. The same study also says that in these 27oo Mesothelioma cases Most cases are diagnosed in people aged 75 and over. Similarly as compared to women men are affected more.
Is Mesothelioma Curable?
Until now unfortunately, it’s impossible to cure mesothelioma, however in some cases Mesothelioma treatment can really help control the symptoms.
What are the Mesothelioma Symptoms?
The health experts says that mesothelioma symptoms tends to develop gradually with the passage of time. Similarly, some research findings also says that the symptoms of Mesothelioma typically do not appear until several decades after exposure to asbestos. The doctors says that the following symptoms of mesothelioma in the lining of the lungs can be found in mesothelioma patients.
- Fatigue (Severe tiredness)
- Pain in chest
- Breath Shortness
- At night time, high temperature and sweating.
- Cough on regular basis.
- Weight loss
- Clubbed (swollen) fingertips.
Similarly the Mesothelioma symptoms in the lining of the tummy may also include:
- Feeling or being sick.
- Swelling or Tummy pain.
- Weight loss.
- Constipation or diarrhoea.