Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma has been named after the place or location where it is formed in the beginning. People who are diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma are often men who are older than the age of 75. As we already know, exposure to asbestos is a key factor for people being affected by Mesothelioma. In this case, asbestos exposure is deemed to have historically occurred in those professions where men comprised of the majority of the workforce like heavy industry and construction.

The life expectancy of any individual with pleural mesothelioma is, generally, less than 18 months but even this fact depends on various factors and there are cases of some patients living much longer than 18 months with help of treatment. Some people who have suffered from pleural mesothelioma have lived for five years after being diagnosed, with the help of combination of several treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

How to identify pleural mesothelioma? Here are some common symptoms of pleural mesothelioma:

  • Persistent dry or raspy cough
  • Breathing shortness
  • Painful breathing
  • Difficulty while swallowing
  • Weight loss for no reason
  • Coughing up blood
  • Pain in the lower back or rib area
  • Lumps under the skin on the chest
  • Night sweats or fever
  • Fatigue

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