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First symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma, which could not appear until 20 to 50 years of exposure to asbestos, consist of abdominal distension, abdominal pain, swelling or tenderness around the abdomen and diarrhea or constipation.
Various treatment options are available for peritoneal mesothelioma and most of them are similar to those of other asbestos-related cancers. But, the most result-oriented treatment is a combination of surgery and a heated chemotherapy solution which has received positive response from the patients and they have credited that treatment to prolonged survival.
Most common symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are listed as: