Symptoms and Risks of Mesothelioma

                                                  Symptoms for Mesothelioma

A mesothelioma usually arises only from 20 to 60 years after exposure to asbestos.

The most common symptoms are:
pain or discomfort in the chest
difficulty moving the chest

Other symptoms depend on the location of the tumor. And whether the tumor has grown into other tissues or organs.

Complaints that you may have are-
swelling on the chest- this is because the tumor grows between the ribs
difficulty swallowing- this may be because the tumor presses on the esophagus
There is no accumulation of fluid between the chest webs? Then the chest can be flatter and go askew. As a result, the one shoulder to be lower than the other. Breathing feels stiffer. "I can not breathe good" is a common complaint.

In a later stage of the disease worsens in many people's condition. This goes together with:
more pain
shortness of breath
poor appetite
weight loss

                                                          Risk of Mesothelioma

There is a clear association between exposure to asbestos and the onset of mesothelioma. That's why some people call it asbestos cancer. There are no other known cause of mesothelioma.

Asbestos is composed of fine fibers. This may remain when inhaled into the lungs and transferred from the lung into the pleura. From this it can occur mesothelioma.

There are several types of asbestos:
blue: crocidolite
Brown: amosite
White: chrysotile
Gray: tremolite

All types of asbestos may cause mesothelioma. It is blue and brown asbestos is most dangerous. Virtually all of asbestos which has been used the world over, is a mixture of multiple species.

Most people with mesothelioma have long and intensively exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma is termed to be an occupational disease. Many people have contracted the disease in their work by exposure to asbestos. For example, they have worked in a shipyard, in construction or as electro-, heating or auto mechanic.

In recent years, mesothelioma is more common in people who are less intensive been in contact with asbestos. Sometimes professional, sometimes through family members who have worked with or through asbestos in the environment.

Previously, only people who have been exposed to asbestos because of their appeal request compensation from the government. Since December 2007, all people who have been through contact with asbestos mesothelioma all around the world receive an allowance.


Between smoking and mesothelioma is no proven relationship.
Heredity and mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is not hereditary.

Cancer can not be gotten by contact with another individual who has it. Also not mesothelioma. The mucus cough someone with mesothelioma, does not pose any risk to other people.


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