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Malignant mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma: Introduction

Malignant mesothelioma: Malignant mesothelioma affects the lining or membranes of certain large cavities in the body. These cavities, called the serous cavities, house certain major organs in the body including the heart, lungs, abdomen and others. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Malignant mesothelioma is available below.

Symptoms of Malignant mesothelioma

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Persistent cough
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma patients may display symptoms such as abdominal swelling, changes in bowel movement and development of lumps under the skin on the abdomen.
  • Patients with pericardial mesothelioma may experience heart palpitations, chest pain, difficulty breathing and fever or night sweats
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Treatments for Malignant mesothelioma

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Causes of Malignant mesothelioma

  • Most cases of malignant mesothelioma are associated with a previous exposure to fibrous minerals, of which asbestos is the most important
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Malignant mesothelioma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Malignant mesothelioma

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Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

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Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Malignant mesothelioma

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Malignant mesothelioma

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Prognosis for Malignant mesothelioma

Prognosis for Malignant mesothelioma: It is often in the advanced stages when it is detected, so the outlook for the patients is not as good as it is for the cancers that are detected earlier. The average survival time after detection is 1 to 2 years. This survival time also depends on the type of mesothelioma

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