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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Home Diagnostic Testing
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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
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, ...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance....read more »
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,
but...read 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 ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See ...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known...read more »
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 cancer...read more »
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Malignant mesothelioma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Malignant mesothelioma
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Malignant mesothelioma: Rare Types
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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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