What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer, mesothelium, a membrane layer that surrounds the internal organs are affected. Mesothelium surrounding the lungs is called pleural mesothelioma is a term used for this type of cancer, if it affects the lining of the lungs. Pleura in fact the most common places for this type of cancer to take hold. This is because the impurity of the disease (usually asbestos), causing the body through the respiratory system and lodge in the lungs. Nevertheless, it is important to note that neither lung cancer pleural mesothelioma.

Pain when breathing, shortness of breath is a constant, painful cough and chest pain are common symptoms of this disease. Unexplained weight loss, fever, difficulty swallowing, pain in lower back, and a hoarse voice are other problems that can arise with this type of cancer. Malignant mesothelioma can lead to the body for decades before symptoms appear. If health problems do not begin to clear up, they can be confused with other diseases. These two reasons that this cancer is usually advanced before it is detected. Read more »

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