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The Symptoms of Malignant Mesothelioma
The membrane that surrounds many of the body’s vital organs is known as the mesothelium. When cancerous tumors form in this lining it is known as malignant mesothelioma, which primarily affects four different organ regions: the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testes. It is the job of the mesothelium to provide lubrication that will allow the organs to expand and contract as necessary. Mesothelioma inhibits the ability of the organs to function properly, and is an aggressive cancer.

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Each year in the United States approximately 2,500-3,000 new cases are diagnosed, but the symptoms of mesothelioma vary greatly depending upon the type and location of the disease. Malignant mesothelioma has a prolonged latency stage, which means that the time of exposure until the time of diagnosis can be as many as 30 to 50 years (if not more).

The Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma
This type of cancer, pleural mesothelioma, is the most common form of the disease, affecting up to three-fourths of the diagnosed population. It affects the membrane that surrounds the lungs, and as such most of the reported symptoms have to do with the respiratory system. Some of the most common symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include:

•    Dyspnea – a shortness of breath
•    Limited ability of the chest to expand and contract as necessary
•    Chest tightness and pain
•    Coughing – usually dry or wheezing
•    Unusual breath sounds – sometimes barely audible without a stethoscope
•    Pleural effusions – fluid on the lungs
•    Pleural plaques – benign lesions that can grow to be 6 cm in diameter and be found on  the surface of the affected membrane

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Because many of these symptoms also reflect other diseases and conditions, diagnoses of malignant mesothelioma often result after multiple tests to rule out other issues.

The Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Affecting approximately 10%-20% of patients with mesothelioma, this is the second most common type of the disease. In peritoneal mesothelioma, the membrane that surrounds the abdomen is affected and the symptoms can include any of the following:

•    Abdominal pain – which is often the first sign of the disease
•    Abdominal enlargement – which can be the result of tumor growth and fluid retention
•    Abdominal tenderness
•    Ascites – which is fluid accumulation often between the abdominal and peritoneum areas
•    Appetite loss – which in turn results in weight loss
•    Hernias in the abdominal region
•    Bowel obstructions – typically occurring the late stages of the disease

The Symptoms of Pericardial and Testicular Mesotheliomas
Pericardial (affecting the heart) and testicular (affecting the testes) mesothelioma conditions are quite rare. Symptoms of the disease impacting the lining around the heart include increasing difficulty breathing and pain in the chest, and are the results of the lining becoming increasingly thick and resistant to internal movements. Testicular mesothelioma can be even more difficult to diagnose based on symptoms, as the only typical signs commonly noted include swelling in the region of the testes or a lump on one testicle.  

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Below is a list of helpful resources in your area.

Asbestos Exposure Sites

  • Industrial Insulators, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank
  • Southwestern Public Service Company
  • Sinclair Refining Corporation
  • E.I. Dupont De Nemours and Company
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America
  • Amerada Hess Oil Refinery
  • Baylor Healthcare System
  • Bexar County Hospital
  • Big Three Industrial Gas
  • First National Bank
  • Columbia Gulf Transmission
  • Gulf Portland Cement Company
  • British Petroleum
  • Neches Butane Products Company
  • Bunge Corp
  • Nueces Bay Power Station
  • Owens Illinois Glass Company
  • Southwest Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Shipyards
  • Port Arthur Light and Power Company
  • Port Marine & Dry Dock
  • Crow, W. Pat Inc.
  • Exxon Oil Refinery
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Exxon Refinery
  • Firestone Synthetic Rubber & Latex

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