Detecting symptoms of mesothelioma earlier
The symptoms of mesothelioma are likely confused with other diseases symptom. Therefore many people are ignoring the symptom when it is appears as it appears as minor ailment and common diseases symptom. Most of these people that diagnosed with mesothelioma are experienced the symptom few month before.
The symptom from mesothelioma are different each others from those two types of mesothelioma, the pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is mesothelioma that develops in chest and peritoneal mesothelioma is mesothelioma that occurs in abdomen.
Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common types of mesothelioma that occurred in the sufferer. This mesothelioma is caused by asbestos fiber inhale. The symptom from this mesothelioma includes;
• swelling in arms and face
• cough and fever
• over sweating
• trouble in swallowing even when it smooth food and it look like the food are stuck
• fatigue and hoarseness
• weight loss without any reason
• short breath
• pain in lower back or in side of chest
Symptom of Peritoneal mesothelioma
Peritoneal mesothelioma is mesothelioma that develops in abdomen linings. The symptom includes;
• pain in abdomen (belly)
• present of fluid or swelling in abdomen
• weight loss’
• nausea, constipation and vomiting
The symptoms of mesothelioma in earlier stage can be so smooth so people will not notice it. The earlier stage the sufferer will feel the fatigue and pain in around tumor. But when it develops into late stage symptom it will be more noticeable and push people for going to doctor for diagnose the symptom. For diagnose mesothelioma, doctor will do some test such as scans, blood test, and biopsies.
The most often scans for mesothelioma diagnose use X-ray for check any abnormality in basic chest. When there is any abnormal signs are detected, it will continue to detailed scans examination such as PET Scans, MRI scans or CT scans.
Blood test is other mesothelioma diagnoses but it will not work well into presence mesothelioma confirmation. The blood test is for the early diagnosis for risky former asbestos worker. Next step is biopsies that taking samples of tissues. The tissues is examines for confirm the mesothelioma cell presence. Once a person has diagnosed with mesothelioma, then doctor will confirm and determine the stages. After that, doctor will discuss for best treatment and option for plan to next development treatment.
For early stage mesothelioma, surgery can used for remove entire or most tumors. It depends to the tumor location such as remove the lining of mesothelioma, lymph nodes, or part from organ effected. The other treatment is chemotherapy. This will kill any remaining mesothelioma cells. For patients that develop into late stages mesothelioma, these treatments can help them from pain and discomfort that caused by symptoms of mesothelioma.