5. Dry cough and wheezing
While an occasional cough is normal, when it is persistent, it can indicate an underlying problem. Similarly, wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound that people make while breathing and indicates respiratory problems. In the early stages of the disease, the symptoms are mild, including persistent coughing and/or wheezing, and may be mistaken by other lung disease.
However, in late stages of pleural mesothelioma, the symptoms become more specific and severe, including persistent coughing together with coughing up blood (hemoptysis) and wheezing.