Friday, 11 May 2018

What is Mesothelioma? common symptoms and its treatment


What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. Caused by asbestos, mesothelioma has no known cure and has a very poor prognosis.
80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos.The greater the exposure the greater the risk.As of 2013 about 125 million people have been exposed to asbestos at work.High rates of disease occur in people who mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, work with asbestos products, live with asbestos workers, or work in buildings containing asbestos.

The life expectancy for mesothelima patients is poor, as there is no cure for the disease. The stage of the disease, cell type and location of the tumor are the most important factors for a patients survival. Factors such as the patients overall health, age whether the cancer has spread also impact prognosis.



Treatment may include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Supportive treatments can relieve symptoms.
1) Surgery
2) Medical procedure
3) Medications
4) Self care
5) Supportative care


1) Dry coughing
2) Shortness of breath
3) Respiratory complication
4) Pain in the chest
5) Fever or night sweats
6) Pleural effusion (fluid along the lungs)
7) Fatigue
8) Weakness in the muscles

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