Types of Mesothelioma and Its Symptoms
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects those who are exposed to atomic asbestos fibers. There are two common types of mesothelioma. Each of them differs based on where the cancerous cells occur. Different condition usually has different symptoms. Here are mesothelioma types that commonly occur on people get asbestos exposure.
- Pleural mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma is a cancerous condition that occurs on the lungs mesothelial lining. It is very common. This type of condition occurs around 75% of all the cases of mesothelioma. People who suffer from this condition usually suffer from certain symptoms. They are difficulty in swallowing, fever or night sweats, constant chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and constant dry cough. The treatment for this condition varied based on the severity of the cancer. If it is detected on early stage, pleural mesothelioma patients will have more chance to live longer and have a normal life. At this stage, doctors will perform a surgery to remove the tumor or cancerous cells. But, if it is diagnosed in later stage, doctors will not be able to do many things. They will only be able to ease the symptoms.
- Peritoneal mesothelioma
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancerous condition which occurs on the abdomen’s mesothelial lining. This particular condition is less common than the pleural mesothelioma. It approximately occurs around 20% of the total cases of mesothelioma. Those who have this condition usually suffer from some common symptoms. The symptoms are abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, and diarrhea or constipation. This type of mesothelioma is more difficult to treat. It is because this condition can spread faster on other organ. Some patients show improvement after undergo heated chemotherapy.
There are other types of mesothelioma which are very rare. One of them is pericardial. This condition occurs on the heart’s exterior lining. The symptoms of this condition are chest pain, irregular heartbeat, coughing, fever, fatigue, coughing and breathing difficulty.
Mesothelioma is also divided into the type of the cancerous cells. They are epithelioid cells, fibrous cells, and biphasic or mixed cells. Some mesothelioma cells are benign. It means that the cell is only a tumor. It is not dangerous. An operation can be done to remove it. However, it is quite rare. The most common cells are malignant or cancerous. It can spread to other organs and difficult to be treated.
No matter the type of mesothelioma you suffer from, the treatment for this condition is expensive. If you are working with in an industry that caused you to be exposed by asbestos fibers in the past, you can file for a case to get the compensation. This settlement will help you to pay for your treatment or financial lost that is caused by this condition. Be sure to hire a lawyer that understand types of mesothelioma and everything related to it.