In this video from ehowhealth shared in April 2009, Dr. William Hughson, a professor of occupational diseases at the University of California in San Diego, talks about some of the common symptoms of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma.
Dr. Hughson explains that the symptoms will vary depending on where the tumor is situated and the severity of the disease, but often the symptoms will not present until the patient is at a late stage of the disease. Patients with pleural mesothelioma will complain of heaviness in the chest, pain, a persistent cough and a loss of appetite. In cases of peritoneal mesothelioma, patients will report symptoms of bloating and distention of the abdomen along with pain.
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