Types of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, a material that has been used for centuries for a number of different things. Unfortunately, the fact that asbestos is a toxic substance that causes a number of different fatal and serious illnesses was not discovered until the early twentieth century, and even when the connection between its use and the illnesses that it caused was made, the information was kept secret for many years so that industry could continue reaping enormous profits. Today a great deal is known about asbestos’ various impacts, the most traumatic of which is a diagnosis of mesothelioma.

types of mesothelioma

Mesothelioma can take four different forms; the difference between each of the types of mesothelioma has nothing to do with its degree of seriousness; mesothelioma is always fatal, almost always appears thirty to fifty years after diagnosis, and almost always kills its victims within two years of diagnosis. The difference between the different types of mesothelioma is a matter of where the cancer appears within the patient’s body.

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Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease, and is found in three out of every four patients who are diagnosed with mesothelioma. It specifically attacks the patient’s lungs. Its symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing and chest pain. There are a variety of treatments that can be used for pleural mesothelioma, and the determination of which to use is largely dependent upon how far the disease has progressed. Most treatments are designed to eliminate discomfort.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal Mesothelioma develops in the peritoneum, or abdomen. It occurs in only about fifteen percent of mesothelioma patients, and is characterized by a distended, painful abdomen and unexplained weight loss, nausea or vomiting. Peritoneal mesothelioma is a particularly virulent form of the disease that spreads quickly, and very little can be done to treat it once it is diagnosed.

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Pericardial Mesothelioma forms around the lining of the heart. It is extremely rare, and only appears in one of every hundred mesothelioma patients. Its symptoms include chest pain, an irregular heartbeat, coughing, fever and fatigue. Because pericardial mesothelioma impacts the heart itself, it is almost impossible to treat.

Testicular Mesothelioma

Testicular Mesothelioma is the rarest form of this disease.  It often is found during tests for other medical conditions, and is among the most treatable form of mesothelioma.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is urgent that you have this important information on mesothelioma treatment and support. Please fill out the quick form and we will rush you this information or call us at 1-800-763-9545 to speak to us directly.

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