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Mesothelioma cancer or also called asbestos cancer affects the serous membranes that surround the body’s internal organs including the lungs (called pleural mesothelioma), heart (called pericardium mesothelioma) and abdominal (called peritoneal mesothelioma) organs.

  • Pleural Mesothelioma
  • The most common of mesothelioma cancer is pleural mesothelioma. The Pleural mesothelioma represents about 75% of all mesotheliomas, Although the most common type of cancer (malignant) mesothelioma, the disease is still somewhat of a rarity. In this case, the cancel cell affects the lungs and the protective lining and cavity of the lungs. The disease can grow quickly and enlarge the pleural space, causing it to fill with fluid. Pleural mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos.

    The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma result from pleural effusion, commonly the patients are having chronic chest pain. Sufferers of pleural mesothelioma may also experience some symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, difficulty in swallowing, shortness of breath, persistent coughing, weight loss, fever, coughing up of blood, and rasping.

  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma is the second most common type of cancer mesothelioma, In this case the cancer cell affects the stomach and abdomen. start in the abdominal area and spread to other parts of the body, but the tumours that press against the wall of the abdomen and then result some symptom such as abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pain, bowel obstruction, anaemia, fever, and blood clotting abnormalities.

    Peritoneal mesothelioma is most often caused by the ingestion of carcinogenic asbestos fibers. When asbestos is ingested, minute fibers enter the stomach and penetrate the stomach lining.

  • Pericardial Mesothelioma
  • The rarest form of mesothelioma is that which affects the linings of the heart cavity, called the pericardium. Patient with pericardial mesothelioma often complain of chest pain, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, persistent coughing, and palpitations.

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