Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma Cancer

Malignant mesothelioma is one of the most common cancers. This type of cancer occurs in the form of tiny nodules on the lining of the organs such as the lungs or abdomen. It is also an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. The signs and symptoms of mesothelioma cancer usually show up around the cancer stage 3 and 4, when the tumors start to press against the abdominal cavity or chest wall.
It is nearly impossible to recognize the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma cancer during its early stages when cancer development starts. The signs and symptoms can be categorized with respect to cancer stage as well as the type of mesothelioma cancer.

Signs and Symptoms Of Mesothelioma Cancer Based on the stages

In The Early Stages

  • Breath shortening.
  • Pain in chest or abdomen.
  • Building up of fluid around the lungs.
  • Dry coughing.
  • Wheezing.

In The Late Stages

  • Prolonged and increased intensity of pain
  • Anemia
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Respiratory problems

Stage 4 Mesothelioma Cancer

  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Blood in a cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Low blood sugar
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Superior vena cava syndrome

Signs and symptoms based on the type of mesothelioma cancer

Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer

  • Faint breathing
  • Dry coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Building up of fluid around the lungs
  • Blood while coughing
  • Body aches
  • Clotting disorders
  • Chest pain
  • Breath Shortening

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Cancer

  • Sudden Weight loss
  • Abdominal distention
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Feeling full everytime
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Building up of fluid in the abdominal area

Pericardial Mesothelioma Cancer

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Pin in the chest
  • Heart palpitations
  • Constant coughing
  • Weakness
  • Heart murmur
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats

Majorly the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma cancer emerge in a subtle way. This type of cancer is usually diagnosed when cancer spreads that is around stage 3 or stage 4. These stages are considered as the late or end stages. The mesothelioma patients do not experience the early symptoms due to the small size of the tumor. They generally make any kind of noticeable impact on the lifestyle of an individual in mesothelioma cancer ‘s early stage.