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Malignant Mesothelioma

Being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma can be an extremely frightening and jarring experience. Of all the forms of mesothelioma one can develop from asbestos exposure, malignant mesothelioma is the most virulent. This disease arises when cancer cells are produced in the outer lining of the lungs (pleura), or in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum). The cells that make up these sacs are called mesothelial cells, thus giving rise to “mesothelioma” as the word that describes the cancer that attacks them.

Symptoms

Patients who are victims of malignant mesothelioma will experience certain symptoms that are specific to this particular type of cancer. Typically, these signs will not arise until anywhere from thirty to fifty years after the initial asbestos exposure. Common signs include the following heath issues:

  • Shortness of breath (pleural)
  • Chest pain (pleural)
  • Weight loss (peritoneal)
  • Pain and swelling in the abdomen (peritoneal)
  • Bowel obstruction (peritoneal)
  • Anemia and blood clotting issues (peritoneal)

If the cancer has already spread to other regions of the body, more and varied symptoms will arise, including pain and swelling elsewhere.

Treatment Options

Patients who are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma have several options treatment options that they may choose for attacking this disease. The three traditional methods are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery to remove the cancerous tissues of the lung or abdomen. New techniques are being developed, as well, and people are welcome to participate in clinical trials.

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If you have developed malignant mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, you deserve to claim damages. Please contact a mesothelioma lawyer of Williams Hart today at 800-781-3955 to learn about how we can help you.

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