Mesothelioma Info -
Mesothelioma, more clearly malignant Mesothelioma, is a rare type of cancer, which arises from the protective layer covering the many internal organs of the body, the mesothelioma. Usually this disease is caused by exposure to asbestos.
Plural (the exterior of the inner part of the lungs and chest) is the most common location of this disease, but it is peritoneum (abdominal cover), heart, pericardium or tunics vaginal
About Mesothelioma Cancer - Causes & Symptoms
Mesothelioma is a dangerous cancer of the mesothelial cells. These Cells existing in the lining that covers the outer surface of the body's organs. Mesothelioma mostly occurs lining of the lungs or pleura. This Disease can also attack lining of the heart and abdomen . Life expectancy of Mesothelioma patient is few years. The stage of the Mesothelioma disease location of the tumor and cell type is most important factor for the Mesothelioma patient .Average Life expectancy of Mesothelioma patient is 12 to 20 months only. But patient lives how long depends on including age , stage of the disease and health. Another factor that affects life expectancy is where the Mesothelioma is develops . Mostly poor age patients is short life expectancy in this disease.
Mesothelioma can be divided into three categories : 1. Epithelioid 2. Sarcomatoid 3. Biphasic . Basically the Epithelioid Mesothelioma have a significantly longer life expectancy than the Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma in other the Biphasic Mesothelioma is have a life expectancy in between.
Types of Mesothelioma
- Pleural Mesothelioma : This type is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers.
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma : In this type swallowed asbestos fibers can become trapped in the lining of the abdomen
- Pericardial Mesothelioma : In rare cases asbestos fibers can get logged in the pericardial the lining around the heart cavity.
Mesothelioma Symptoms : It can take 30 years to appears the first exposure to asbestos. Symptoms depending on the cancer location in the body.
Pleural Mesothelioma Symptoms :
Lower back pain
Problem in Breathing
Pain under ribcage
Peritoneal Mesothelioma Symptoms :
Lumps in the abdomen
Swelling in the abdomen
Unexplained weight loss
Pericardial Mesothelioma Symptoms
Fibers enter the body through the nose and mouth by inhalation or from drinking
Esophagus : Cancer can develop from swallowing asbestos fibers
Heart : Blood flows to the lungs can be impaired and cause the heart to enlarge or fail.
Pleural : When scar tissues form in the pleural membrane the tissue is unable to expand and contract . Breathing can painful .
Stomach : Swallowed asbestos fibers build up and may cause cancer
Working in a high risk occupational setting such as the construction
Living in a residential area near an asbestos Mine.
Exposure to radiation may increase Mesothelioma risk
Mesothelioma is commonly affected people younger than 45 year.