Chicago, IL (MesotheliomaCancerNews ) — Mesothelioma cancer is the rarest of all cancers. It affects nearly about 2000 to 3000 people every year in the United States. Once the disease establishes its roots either in the pleural (chest cavity) or in the peritoneal (abdominal cavity), small cancerous cells start forming a sac lining in the chest or abdominal vicinity
These cancerous cells produce a lubricating fluid due to which the in the lungs expand in the chest cavity, and the abdominal parts start floating in the fluid in the abdominal cavity. The infection process is very slow. Once the infection is established, it may take 20 to 40 years for the symptoms to appear.
There is a variety of symptoms observed, once the mesothelioma cancer has developed. Any of the following symptoms can be of much assistance in the detection of the Mesothelioma Cancer.
- Abdominal pain and the production of the lubricating fluid.
- Infection in the respiratory system.
- Short breathing.
- Constant cough.
- Blood during cough.
- Change in the color of the skin.
- Loss of weight.
- Swelling of the abdominal cavity.
- Floating of the abdominal parts in the fluid.
- No feeling about the intake of food.
- Pain in the back.
The pain increases as the accumulation of the lubricating fluid increases in the pleural and the abdominal cavities. The disease takes lot of time to develop. Sometimes, the symptoms do not appear until 20 to 50 years, after the exposure to asbestos.
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma cancer. It is a disease of the chest cavity, around the lung region. It affects the respiratory system. Its main target is the lungs. Sometimes the cancerous cells are localized, or else, they spread to the neighboring areas, decreasing the life span.
A few hundred cases of Peritoneal mesothelioma cancer are recorded, in the United States. each year. These types of cancerous cells and tumors are found in the abdomen and the abdominal cavity. In the case of pleural mesothelioma, can either be localized or spread in the neighboring areas.
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