Kamis, 04 Agustus 2011

What is Mesothelioma ?

DEFINITION
 Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that occurs in the thin tissue that covers most of the internal organs (mesothelium). The doctor is divided into various types of mesothelioma in accordance with which the party of this type of cancer occurs. Among other things:
• malignant pleural mesothelioma, which occurs in the mucosal tissues around the lungs and is the most common type. 

• peritoneal mesothelioma, which occur in the tissues lining the stomach.
• Pericardial mesothelioma arising in mucosal tissues around the heart.
• Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis, occurs in the lining around the testicles.ProblemSigns and symptoms of mesothelioma varies depending on where the cancer occurs.

Pleural mesothelioma, the signs and symptoms include: 

• Shortness of breath 
• Pain when breathing
• Pain when coughing 
• Pain in the lower ribs 
• unusual lump in the breast underneath the skin
• Weight suddenly lost• Dry cough
 

Peritoneal mesothelioma, signs and symptoms include: 
• Abdominal pain 
• Swelling in the abdomen 
• Changes in bowel movements, diarrhea or constipation as the most frequently
• Lump in the tissue in the abdomen 
• Weight suddenly lost
Other forms of mesotheliomaSigns and symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma and the tunica vaginalis are unclear. There is no information about it. Pericardial Mesothelioma signs and symptoms that may include shortness of breath or chest pain.
Although the tunica vaginalis mesothelioma can be detected by first expanding the testicles.

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