Pleural Mesothelioma - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment by anamaulida


									Pleural Mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma which is
characterized by the formation of cancerous tumors in pleura which is the
protective lining of lung surrounding the chest cavity and
diaphragm.Pleural Mesothelioma CausesLike other types of mesothelioma,
pleural mesothelioma is also connected to asbestos exposure. Once
asbestos fibers enter the body through inhalation they lodged on pleura
and start changing its nature after passing one or two decades. These
changes occur in the form of irritation and inflammation which results in
the formation and proliferation of cancerous cells. Such developments
lead to pleural thickening which further aggravates the condition by
building fluid in chest cavity. Fluid building in pleural cavity put
pressure on lungs and makes it difficult to breathe easily. At this stage
patient feels that something is going wrong in its chest region which is
creating problem in normal breathing and causing persistent pain and
cough for him.Pleural Mesothelioma SymptomsVarious symptoms of pleural
mesothelioma include:* Persistent Cough
* Persistent Pain in Chest
* Lump Formation in Chest Area
* Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
* Dyspnea (Shortness of breath)
* Dysphagia (Difficulty in swallowing)
* Weight Loss
* Fatigue and FeverPleural Mesothelioma DiagnosisIn order to diagnose
pleural mesothelioma imaging techniques including X-rays, MRI and CT scan
are applied along with taking patients' medical history and current
health state into account. All these measures helps in diagnosing the
presence of cancerous cells inside the body and level of damage already
occurred to pleural lining. If necessary then biopsy can also be
recommended to take out the sample of fluid building around pleura
through minor surgical process. This sample is then tested into
laboratory in order to trace the presence of cancerous cells inside
pleural cavity.Pleural Mesothelioma TreatmentLike other types of
mesothelioma it is also treated by applying one or combination of given
treatment methods:1- Radiotherapy (using radiations to destroy cancer
2- Chemotherapy (injecting chemicals directly to affected part of pleura)
3- Surgery (cutting out the damaged portion completely)The selection of
treatment method depends upon the health condition of the patient and
level of damage occurred to his body. Early diagnosis makes it easier to
treat mesothelioma. So if anyone is feeling above mentioned symptoms then
don't take it easy and take an appointment with your physician to find
out the actual cause of this internal body disturbance.

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