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Mesothelioma Symptoms

Because mesothelioma can take anywhere between 20 to 50 years to develop, it can be a difficult cancer to diagnose. Early signs of mesothelioma are often interpreted as common everyday ailments like coughs, fevers, and fatigue, while clearer symptoms often do not present until the disease has progressed to later stages.

If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos and are suffering from symptoms of mesothelioma, please contact Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP by calling our Houston office at (800) 499-1797.

Mesothelioma Types and Symptoms

Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma, but not all types of mesothelioma affect the same parts of the body or develop in the same way. In fact, there are several different types of mesothelioma, each with distinct symptoms. These include:

Pleural mesothelioma affects the lungs and is the most common type of mesothelioma cancer, accounting for 75 percent of all cases. Symptoms generally include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the chest, back, upper abdomen or around the rib cage
  • Fluid building up in the lungs or chest
  • Weight loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Coughing up blood

Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common form of the disease, and can be more difficult to diagnose due to lack of distinct symptoms. Symptoms may include:

  • Localized abdominal distension and pain related to a tumor
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fluid buildup in the abdomen
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Blood clotting abnormalities
  • Anemia
  • Fever

Pericardial mesothelioma affects the sac-like covering of the heart. Common symptoms include:

  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • Paradoxical pulse
  • Fevers and/or night sweats
  • Weight loss
  • Generalized weakness

Testicular Mesothelioma - The rarest type of mesothelioma, testicular mesothelioma comprises less than 5% of all mesothelioma cases. This form of mesothelioma often goes undetected and is often only discovered by locating a tumor during a surgical procedure.

Metastatic Mesothelioma - In many cases, mesothelioma is not detected until it has metastasized, or spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms of metastatic mesothelioma vary greatly, depending on the original type of the cancer and where it spreads.

Only a professional can make the proper diagnosis, so it is important to see a doctor about any of these symptoms as soon as possible. It is also important to contact an experienced attorney to make sure you get the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses and other damages.

To schedule a consultation with an experienced Houston mesothelioma attorney, call (800) 499-1797 today.

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