What Is Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which affects the cells of lungs, heart and abdomen.  Though this is a rare disease, it is a dangerous disease. This type of cancer can be seen on different areas of body. Plural Mesothelioma can be seen on 75% of cases.  This can be observed on the layers of lungs resulting the breath shortness, anemia, fever, hoarseness, weight loss and weakness of muscles.  Advanced stage is very dangerous as the disease may accumulate the excess water in the lungs.  Another type of Mesothelioma is Peritoneal mesothelioma.  Nearly 30 percent of people will suffer with this type.  The affects the thin membrane of the organs of the body.  Particularly the thin membrane of the abdomen will have influence of this disease. This causes due to inhaling of fibers of asbestos.  

As every disease will have symptoms, this also shows the symptoms like fever, abdominal pain, clotting of blood, difficulty in swallowing, fluid accumulation in abdomen and lungs, swelling of abdomen, bowel obstruction, constipation, diarrhea etc.,  As pericardial mesothelioma affects only 10 percent of people, this peritoneal affects 30 percent of people.  Pericardial shows effect on heart, peritoneal shows influence on abdomen.  Respiratory problems can be  commonly seen in all the types.

This disease prediction is difficult.  Most experienced doctors can predict these type of diseases.  If you have exposure to asbestos products, checking at regular intervals is must. Medical help shall be taken from time to time.  Tumors shall be detected at an early stage, otherwise they will grow larger in size.  Any disease can be treated well and can be wiped out completely at early stages.  The tumor can be removed if one can detect at an early stage with simple surgery.  Patients will have highest chances of recovery.

As the technology is heading and new treatments are discovering by the scientists every day, number of treatments of latest technology came in to light.  In latest therapies, drugs are carried to the tumor and it shall be activated by a light. Though one can have relaxation, but could not have full curing treatments.  The only thing which is hard for this disease is early detection.  Long incubation period generally last long for 20-50 years.  Thus mesothelioma prognosis is difficult unlike other diseases.  As this is a complicated form of cancer which cannot be identified quickly, failure of accurate time diagnosis result in the final stage of illness.  The long period of latency for 20-50 years makes it difficult to predict at early stages.  The small particles of asbestos may lie in the system of organs for decades together and starts infesting at the correct time.  Thus the treatment will be difficult for this type of cancer.  

Age is the most vital problem for the patients.  Majority of people traces the symptoms at the age of 50.  They are not eligible for strong treatments and surgeries.  Some doctors even do not suppose strong treatment and lays the burden on God.  Hence in these days, extensive research is going on this disease through laboratory practical and clinical trials.  Now new methods are increasing a bit of mesothelioma patient’s survival rate.

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