The Stages of Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The cancer develops in the thin tissue lining that covers the internal organs, particularly the lungs. According to, the tumors first start to form as small growths on the lungs and the abdomen. One of the most dangerous things about mesothelioma is that it only starts to cause symptoms in its later stages. Therefore recognizing its early symptoms is essential to effectively treat the disease.

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Mesothelioma symptoms are different depending on the stage. Therefore, it is important to be able to identify both the earlier and later symptoms of the disease.

Early Stage Symptoms

  • Dry cough or wheezing
  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Fluid build up

Late Stage Symptoms

  • Pain (worse in the later stages of the disease than in the earlier stages)
  • Anemia
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Respiratory difficulties or complications
  • Problems swallowing
  • Bowel obstruction

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