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Monday, September 20, 2010

Symptoms of mesothelioma(methothelioma)

Shortness of breath,cough, and pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space are often symptoms of pleural methothelioma. Symptoms of peritoneal methothelioma include weight loss and cachexia, abdominal swelling and pain due to ascites (a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity).
Other symptoms of peritoneal methothelioma
may include bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities, anemia, and fever. If the cancer has spread beyond the mesothelium to other parts of the body, symptoms may include pain, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the neck or face.
Mesothelioma that affects the pleura can cause these signs and symptoms:chest wall pain * pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung * shortness of breath * fatigue or anemia * wheezing, hoarseness, or cough * blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up In severe cases,
the person may have many tumor masses. The individual may develop a pneumothorax, or collapse of the lung. The disease may metastasize, or spread, to other parts of the body. Tumors that affect the abdominal cavity often do not cause symptoms until they are at a late stage.
Symptoms include: * abdominal pain * ascites, or an abnormal buildup of fluid in the abdomen * a mass in the abdomen * problems with bowel function * weight loss In severe cases of the disease, the following signs and symptoms may be present: * blood clots in the veins, which may 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 A mesothelioma does not usually spread to the bone, brain, or adrenal glands. Pleural tumors are usually found only on one side of the lungs

21 comments:

  1. Well at least I'll know if I get this now. =P

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  2. Ouch, dude. The symptoms are eerily similar to whooping cough...

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  3. Never heard of this before :S thanks for the info!!

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  4. i think you get this from asbestos if im not mistaken .. good job keeping everyone informed

    need support

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  5. asbestos was the greatest invention of mankind. it just keeps on killing

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  6. lol sup. great blog, crazy name

    added u add me back

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  7. i know why i live in the woods! >=/

    smoochies n' poopies! :*
    also check my poll

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  8. my aunt had this it wasn't pretty

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  9. Mesothelioma is some serious business, avoid particulate matter if at all possible

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  10. i've heard of some people with mesthelioma...

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  11. Mesothelioma sounds very serious.

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  12. Yeah, Meso isn't pretty at all. You posted some good information. Thanks!

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  13. Wow. This is some serious business. Excellent info, bro.

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