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More About Pericardial Mesothelioma Symptoms

Did you know there are multiple types of Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, can manifest itself in one of four different ways.One type is Pericardial Mesothelioma, one of the rarest of the four; it is so rare, that only 1% of all known people diagnosed with Mesothelioma have this specific type.

Heard, Robbins, Cloud and Black, Houston, Texas Mesothelioma and asbestos attorneys, have nearly 2 decades of experience fighting for the rights of people who have contracted cancer due to asbestos exposure. Because we focus solely on asbestos exposure cases, we understand the details that are specific to these types of cases and protect the rights of asbestos victims.

What is Pericardial Mesothelioma?

Pericardial Mesothelioma is diagnosed when the thin layer surrounding the heart begins to thicken. After asbestos exposure, the fibers lodge into the membranes surrounding the heart, causing cells to undergo rapid change (while the body is trying to eliminate the asbestos). Over time, the cells that are exposed begin to divide which causes the thickening of the lining. Eventually, tumors grow and a build-up of fluid between the pericardial layers puts pressure on the heart. The quick division of cells along with pressure placed on the heart eventually leads to the development of cancer, also known as Mesothelioma.

There are some facts to be aware of with this rare type of Pericardial Mesothelioma:

  • Men are twice as likely to contract this type of cancer than women
  • Those diagnosed are typically between the ages of 50 – 70
  • Full-development of this type of cancer is drawn out – anywhere from 1 to 5 decades
  • Usually not diagnosed until a later stage

What are Symptoms of Pericardial Mesothelioma?

Diagnosing Pericardial Mesothelioma is difficult as those afflicted have symptoms that are similar to other conditions.

Typical symptoms of Pericardial Mesothelioma may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations (irregular heart beat)
  • Murmurs
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Trouble swallowing

While these symptoms can be the result of a wide variety of illnesses, it is important for your health to speak with a doctor about your risk of contracting Mesothelioma if you have been exposed to asbestos.

We at Heard, Robbins, Cloud & Black are passionate about fighting for justice for our clients whose lives have been forever altered by exposure to asbestos. If you are currently receiving medical attention for Mesothelioma and have known exposure to asbestos, call us today at (800) 499-1797 to schedule your complimentary, private consultation with one of our Houston attorneys to discuss your legal rights.

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