Thursday, November 16, 2006

Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Early symptoms of mesothelioma can be general and non-specific, which is why many victims will have symptoms for mesothelioma 2 to 3 months before seeking assistance from healthcare professionals.

According to the American Cancer Society, symptoms of pleural mesothelioma (lining of the chest) may include:

  • pain in the lower back or at the side of the chest
  • shortness of breath
  • trouble swallowing
  • hoarseness
  • cough
  • fever
  • sweating
  • tiredness
  • weight loss
  • swelling of the face and arms
  • muscle weakness

Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma (lining of the abdominal cavity) may include:

  • belly pain
  • weight loss
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fluid or a lump in the abdomen

Keep in mind, these symptoms can also be attributed to other diseases. For many, the big factor is whether or not they've been exposed to asbestos in the past. If so, then the American Cancer Society recommends checking with your healthcare professional right away.

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