What are the symptoms of Mesothelioma?

The symptoms patients experience vary depending on the type of mesothelioma they have as well as the stage of the disease. Symptoms can also vary from patient to patient. Below are the primary symptoms experienced by mesothelioma patients.

Pleural Mesothelioma Symptoms

Pleural mesothelioma symptoms are similar to a number of other respiratory diseases. However, anyone with a history of asbestos exposure should be aware of the symptoms and seek medical attention immediately if exhibiting any of the symptoms.

Symptoms commonly associated with pleural mesothelioma include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Weight loss
  • Persistent cough
  • Loss of appetite

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Symptoms

Peritoneal mesothelioma patients most often experience the following symptoms:

  • Ascites (buildup of abdominal fluid)
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Night sweats

Pericardial Mesothelioma Symptoms

  • Extreme chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Constant and acute coughing

Tunica Vaginalis Mesothelioma Symptoms

With so few documented cases of this cancer, little is known about the symptoms. However, medical articles detailing specific cases point to a testicular mass as the predominant symptom.

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