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Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

You don’t need to panic, but you shouldn’t assume these signs are ‘nothing,’ either.

It’s very important to be aware of any changes, pain, aches and health problems that you are experiencing though it may seem minor.

These common ailments or symptoms can actually be warning signs of Mesothelioma Cancer.

Also Read: Mesothelioma Compensation For Family Members

In case you don’t know What actually is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is the Cancer of mesothelial tissue, a membrane that surrounds several cavities inside of the Human Body, including lungs.

Although mesothelioma has many possible Causes, most cases can be traced through asbestos exposure.

A Mesothelioma Cancer may generally cause symptoms like weight loss, shortness of breath, fatigue.

This may be because cancer cells use up much of the body’s energy supply, or they may release substances that change the way the body makes energy from food.

General symptoms can also have other causes and are in fact more likely to be caused by something that isn’t Mesothelioma cancer.

But it’s important to have them checked out, just in case. If cancer is not the cause, a doctor can help figure out what the cause is and treat it, if needed.

The researchers say their study makes clear that opportunities for cancer to be diagnosed earlier are being missed. And while some symptoms, such as tiredness or coughing, are more likely caused by something other than cancer, no symptom should be ignored or overlooked, especially if it has lasted a long time or is getting worse.

Consulting your doctor may help prevent and detect cancer early on. Let’s find out some of these warning signs.

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fatigue or Anemia
  • Fluid Surrounding the Lung
  • Unexplained Weight loss
  • Jaundice


  • Shortness of Breath

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Shortness of Breath also known as dyspnea is basically intense tightening in the  Chest, air hunger, or feeling Suffocation.

Extreme Temperature, exercising for long, high altitude, or obesity is the common causes.

However, if you have unexplained shortness of breath please consult your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Chest Wall Pain

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Chest Wall pain is also known as extra mammary pain means pain outside the breast.

In simple words, it is the pain that feels like coming from the breast but actually, it is coming somewhere else.

For Example, It could be pulling of chest muscle due to  Broken or Bruised ribs which can cause pain in your chest wall.

  • Abdominal Pain

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Abdominal Pain, In simple word it is Stomachache, mainly caused due to gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndrome.

In Case you don’t know

Gastroenteritis is basically an infectious diarrhoea, are inflammation of the stomach and small intestine.

Talking about irritable bowel syndrome is the group of symptoms including abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements.

  • Fatigue or Anemia 

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Anaemia is a condition when you don’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissue.

If you are suffering from Anemia you may continuously feel tired (Fatigue) and weak.

Given below are the symptoms of Anemia.

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Yellowish Skin
  • Dizziness or Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pain
  • Fever
  • Cold Hands and feet.
  • Fluid Surrounding the Lung 

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Fluid Surrounding the Lung is also known as Pleural Effusion.

Pleural Effusion is an unusual amount of Fluid surrounding the lung. This excess fluid can impair breathing by limiting the expansion of the lungs.

Leaking of other organs, Cancer is the common causes of Pleural Effusion.

  • Unexplained Weight loss

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Weight loss is everyone’s desire but losing weight without any reason or effort is not a good sign.

According to Mayo Clinic

The point which unexplained weight becomes a medical concern is not exact.

But many experts agree that medical evaluation is called for if you lose more then 5 per cent of your weight in six months or year.

Especially, if you lose more then 5 per cent of your weight at an adult stage you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Jaundice

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Jaundice also is known as icterus is the yellowish of the skin and whites of eyes due to high bilirubin levels.

It is commonly associated with itchiness. The Feces may be pale and urine may be dark.

Should you Fear?

Every one of us is exposed to asbestos once in a life.

Low-level asbestos is present in air water & soil.

But you should not worry as most people do not become ill from their presence.

People who get affected are those who exposed to asbestos on regular basis.

So, chill and relax…

I Hope this article was helpful to you…If this was helpful please do comment below and share with your buddies.

Also Read: What are the Causes of Mesothelioma Lung Cancer?


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