Types Of Mesothelioma In West Virginia

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Mesothelioma manifests in several different forms depending on where asbestos fibers become lodged in the body. The latency period for each type of mesothelioma can be anywhere from 10 to 50 years after direct or indirect exposure to asbestos, and the impact it has varies based on which form you have.

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Pleural Mesothelioma

The most common form of mesothelioma, pleural mesothelioma, occurs when asbestos fibers attach themselves to the tissue lining the outside of the lungs and the inner rib cage. Cancerous cells form around the asbestos fibers, thickening the pleural membrane layers in this part of the body and causing fluid buildup in the area surrounding the lungs. The fluid puts excessive pressure on the lungs, making it extremely difficult or painful for you to breathe.

Signs of pleural mesothelioma include:

  • Chest pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Lumps under the skin of the chest
  • Persistent coughing
  • Lower back pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common form of mesothelioma. It affects the membranes of your abdominal cavity, exerting undue pressure on organs as tumors develop in the peritoneum.

Some of the symptoms associated with peritoneal mesothelioma are:

  • Sudden weight loss
  • Extreme abdominal pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Chest or stomach pain
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive problems
  • Fever
  • Abdominal fluid accumulation
  • Bowel obstruction

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Pericardial mesothelioma is a rare form of mesothelioma, developing in only a small percentage of those who have been exposed to asbestos. In pericardial mesothelioma, asbestos fibers become lodged in the tissue surrounding the heart, resulting in the hardening of the pericardium, a membrane that surrounds the heart.

Pericardial mesothelioma can cause:

  • Heart failure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Respiratory problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Loss of appetite

Testicular Mesothelioma

Testicular mesothelioma is an extremely rare form of malignant mesothelioma that affects males who have been exposed to asbestos. It is an aggressive form of mesothelioma where tumors can be surgically removed but often return within a two-year period of time and may spread to other areas of the body.

The most common symptom of testicular mesothelioma is the development of a lump in the testicles.

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