Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Important things you need to know about Mesothelioma

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Many people are still clueless about Mesothelioma so here is some of the things you need know about this disease .Mesothelioma is actually a rare disease which affects the mesothelium which covers many of the internal organ of the person. Environmental and Occupational Asbestos exposure is usually the main cause of this disease.

Signs and Symptoms  of Mesothelioma

Symptoms often resemble those of common everyday ailment .

Patient with Pleural Mesothelioma - Shortness of breath, chest pain, lower backpain , weight loss, persistent cough, difficulty swallowing , fever and nausea.

Patient with Peritoneal Mesothelioma- Nausea, weight loss, abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, swelling of the feet


Treatment of malignant mesothelioma at earlier stages has a better prognosis but cure is very rare. 

The most common Surgery is that the Lining of the chest is removed ( Pleurectomy). Less common surgery is removal of lung, lining of the inside of the chest , the hemi diaphragm and pericardium are removed whuch is called (extrapleural pneumonectomy(EPP).

Other Treatment for Mesothelioma includes Radiation , Chemotheraphy , Immunotheraphy , Multimodality Theraphy

So if you have been exposed to Asbestos during work you can take legal action against an employer . It is advisable to consult a  New York Mesothelioma Lawyers or Mesothelioma Lawyers San Diego for compensation claims if you are near this area .

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