pleural and peritoneal Mesothelioma

Symptoms of Mesothelioma Types


Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma symptoms may be similar to other conditions affecting the lungs or chest. Pleural effusion, a complication of the disease, is the buildup of fluid in the chest. It may cause difficulty breathing.

Other signs include:
- Shortness of breath
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Chest pain
- A dry (sometimes painful) cough
- Pain or difficulty breathing (pleurisy)
- Difficulty swallowing
- Weakness and/or fatigue
- Back pain
- Unexplained weight loss

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Tumors that develop in the membrane lining the abdominal cavity may cause pain in that area of the body (the belly), which is a result of peritoneal mesothelioma.

Other signs include:
- Abdominal pain
- Accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (swelling)
- Diarrhea, constipation or other changes in bowel habits
- Unexplained weight loss

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