Asbestos is the main cause of Mesothelioma which is a lung cancer. Asbestos has been used for many years or perhaps centuries but just lately it is well aware that this material can cause fatal disease. There are many kinds of asbestos like serpentine, amphibole, crocidolite, amosite brown and others, some of them are more dangerous than the others. If you are working in mining, building construction or live in an old house which uses asbestos then you might be a candidate of Mesothelioma. In America alone many people where known to have this disease so better know yourself today to cure the disease because it is in late stage, it will be very hard to cure it. Actually as of this writing there is no cure yet of the disease especially it is in the late stage.
What are the symptoms of mesothelioma? This is question that will enlighten you so that you will know if you have it or not. Symptoms of Mesothelioma will appear after so many years or decades. Some individual will even feel it after 50 years if exposed to asbestos so it varies from each person.
Pleural Mesothelioma is the most common with 70% of all patients got this. This is in respiratory system and the person will experience dry cough, hard in breathing, chest pain, fatigue, fever and weight lost.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma is the second common type of asbestos cancer and it affects the abdominal lining area. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation and abdominal pain. Unexplained weight loss, visible lumps, fever, and tiredness are also symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.
Pericardial Mesothelioma affects the lining of the heart. This account for 5% of all mesosthelioma cancer and the symptoms are irregular pulse, heart palpitations, and chest pain are distinct symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma.
Testicular Mesothelioma is a rare case disease and according to records only affects 100 patients since 1950. Lumps on the testicles may be the only indicative symptom of testicular mesothelioma.