What’s are Mesothelioma symptoms?

What’s are Mesothelioma symptoms?

Find out about the mesothelioma symptoms and when to see your doctor.

Early stages

It is very important to understand that in its early stages mesothelioma does not have many symptoms. This is true whether it is in your chest (pleural mesothelioma) or your abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma).

Mesothelioma symptoms develop after sometimes and these are often caused by the cancer growing and pressing on a nerve or another body organ.

The symptoms below can be caused by illnesses other than mesothelioma. But if you have these symptoms, see your doctor – particularly if you have been exposed to asbestos in the past.

Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma

The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma are:

  • having chest pain
  • having shortness of breath
  • having tiredness (fatigue)
  • You are sweating and high temperatures
  • having a persistent cough
  • You are losing weight when not dieting
  • loss of appetite
  • having difficulty swallowing
  • having a hoarse or husky voice

It is possible that some people can have changes in the shape of their fingers and nails (called finger clubbing).

Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma

The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are:

  • having pain in the tummy (abdomen)
  • having swelling in the abdomen
  • having feeling or being sick
  • having poor appetite
  • You are losing weight when not dieting
  • having diarrhoea or constipation


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