Mesothelioma, the cancer:-
the cancer which develops from the cells of mesothelium is called mesothelioma. Masothelium is the protective lining that covering many of the internal organs of the human body.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma Diseases
Most commonly, this disease is caused by exposure to asbestos which is any of the several mineral forms of magnesium silicate.
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers, or were exposed to asbestos dust roaming in air and the asbestos fibers in other ways. Washing clothes of someone who worked in an environment with asbestos also creates a risk of developing mesothelioma. There seems to be no association between mesothelioma and tobacco smoking except lung cancer, but smoking greatly increases the risk of other asbestos-related cancers.
Mesothelioma, the symptoms:-
The symptoms of this cancer include breathing shortness due to fluid between the lung and the chest wall, chest wall pain and constitutional symptoms such as unexpected weight loss & cachexia. Symptoms of this cancer may not be seen till 20 to 50 years of age or after exposure to asbestos. Breathing shortness, coughing, and chest pain due to fluid accumulation in the pleural space are often the symptoms of pleural mesothelioma type of cancer. Swelling in the abdominal area and pain due to buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity is the main symptom of this disease. Other symptoms of mesothelioma may include bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities, anaemia, and sickness like fever.
If the disease has spread beyond the mesothelium to the remaining parts of the body, the symptoms may include pain, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the neck or face. Moreover these symptoms can be followed by symptoms like chest wall pain, pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung,shortness of breath, anemia, wheeze, cough, & blood in the fluid coughed up.
In complicated cases, the person may have many tumor masses developed. The person may develop a pneumothorax, or lung collapse. The disease may spread to other parts of the body. Tumors that affect the abdominal cavity do not generally cause symptoms until they are at a late stage much oftenly. The symptoms include problems like abdominal pain, ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen, a rigid mass developed in the abdomen, bowel function disorder, unexplained weight loss.
In complicated cases of this cancer, blood clots in the veins that cause thrombophlebitis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, a disorder causing severe bleeding in many body organs, jaundice, or yellowing of the eyes and skin, low blood sugar level, pleural effusion, pulmonary emboli, or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs,severe ascites etc, are the symptoms that can be observed.