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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Mesothelioma Cancer E-mail

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is a type of deadly cancer. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos. Asbestos is comprised of minerals popular among manufacturers and builders. It is a type of mineral fiber. Employees those who are exposed in the manufacturing of textiles, friction products, insulation and other building materials are more affected with asbestos. Inhalation of asbestos can cause you mesothelioma cancer.  Mesothelioma damages the lining of the lung cavity, abdominal cavity and the heart sac. Let us see in detail about the causes, symptoms and treatment of mesothelioma cancer.

Do you know about mesothelioma?

Cancer of mesothelium is called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma causes damages in mesothelial tissue linings, organs and lungs. These diseases may also affect the people who wash the clothes of infected person. In many cases mesothelioma cannot be found out at early stages.  

What are the types of mesothelioma cancer?

Types of mesothelioma include peritoneal mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is so difficult to diagnose. The chance of recovery of a patient suffering from mesothelioma depends on the size and location of the tumor, the patient’s age and his response to the treatment.
What are the symptoms of mesothelioma cancer?

The most common cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. It affects the membrane of internal organs such as the lungs and heart. The symptoms of these diseases are shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chest pain, chronic coughing, weight loss and difficulty in swallowing. The symptoms include common cold and fever.

How does mesothelioma affect people?

Mesothelioma damages tissues of the organs in your body. It can affect the cells and spread throughout the body. People in the occupations such as construction, insulation and boiler making are affected by mesothelioma.  When people inhale the tiny dust particles that are floating in the air, they are affected with deadly diseases and health problems. Mesothelioma cancer also affects people who get exposure to cigarette smoking. Mesothelioma mainly affects men rather than women.  

How to treat mesothelioma cancer?

When treating mesothelioma, doctors use several treatment options. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments were the options to slow the growth of cancer cells. New treatments such as angiogenesis, photodynamic therapy and gene therapy also help to reduce the growth of cancer cells. Depending on the condition and location of the tumor, doctors choose the best type of treatment. If the disease is not identified at the right time, then it cannot be cured later.

The treatment will be successful if the disease is diagnosed at the early stage. It is important to take treatment at the early stages of mesothelioma cancer, so that the growth of cancer can be reduced.

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