Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer it occurs in the protective lining, and responsible for covering internal organs of the victim’s body called Mesothelioma. There are basically 3 types of Mesothelioma cancer:
- Pleural Mesothelioma
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma
- Pericardial Mesothelioma
pleural Mesothelioma cancer is the most common type among others. More than 70% people are suffering from pleural Mesothelioma. Pleural Mesothelioma cancer attacks the lungs.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma: it occurs in the peritoneum and attacks towards the abdominal cavity. However, it is less common as compared to the pleural Mesothelioma.
Pericardial Mesothelioma: it occurs in the pericardium and attacks the heart. However, this type is very rare.
The main cause of mesothelioma cancer is Asbestos. The people who are exposed to the asbestos at work palace or used asbestos-related products may develop the symptoms of Mesothelioma in future and not immediately.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma:
Most of the Mesothelioma victims do not notice any kind of symptoms in the earliest stages. Mesothelioma can only be detected by the regular medical checkups. Victims often confuse symptoms of Mesothelioma with the other regular and common ailments.
The symptoms of pleural Mesothelioma are:
- Back and Chest pain
- Weight loss
- Muscle weakness
- Breath shortness
- Swallowing trouble in arm and face
- Coughing up blood
- The decrement in sensory capabilities
The main symptoms of peritoneal Mesothelioma are:
- Creation of fluid in the abdominal cavity
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
The main symptoms of pericardial Mesothelioma are:
- Night Sweats
- pain in chest
- Trouble in breathing
- Heart palpitations
- Irregularities heartbeats
Mesothelioma risk factors:
One of the most common risk factors for Mesothelioma cancer is exposure to asbestos. People who work in the place surrounding the asbestos are more vulnerable to get Mesothelioma cancer.
Though Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer, it doesn't mean that it is less dangerous. Still, there is no proper cure for Mesothelioma cancer and the main problem with this cancer is victims are not able to find it in the early stages. Mesothelioma cancer mostly takes the life of the victim within just 2 years. regular diagnosis is the only way to fight this cancer.