Mesothelioma destroys its victim and his family emotionally and physically. Losing someone you love is a traumatic experience. When you see someone dying of cancer in front of your own eyes, it drains you off any soft feelings that you have about life in general. Slow death by cancer is something that one would not even like to think about.
This particular cancerous Mesothelioma disease does not appear suddenly like some wound on the outer covering of the body. People who have been diagnosed with this cancer are usually elderly people who have been inhaling Asbestos laden air for years. The incurable disease slowly starts growing up in the body. There are many aspects to this rare form of cancer, which are still shrouded in mystery.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma are dubious in nature. There are many common ailments and their symptoms which can misguide us into thinking that the symptoms that we are seeing in the patient are not those of a Mesothelioma patient. Flimsy fibers that a person takes in while inhaling, deeply embed themselves in the lining that is found around the internal organs of the body. Not all fibers contain cancer tissues at the earlier stage. It takes years to get scarred within the body through the abrasive effect of these fibers, scars worsen and inflammation is caused in them. Final result of this inflammation is cancer.
In its initial stage Mesothelioma brings with it shortened breaths and a heavy feeling in the region of chest. Lungs are the first organ to be effected by Asbestos. Accumulation of fluid in this area causes difficulty in breathing. People having these symptoms are said to be having Pleural Mesothelioma. At times victims might undergo through painful periods of pain in the chest, back or sides of the body. Pleural Mesothelioma patients might find it difficult to swallow. Cough spasms can rake the bodies of these patients. Unreasonable fatigue and undue loss of weight is generally apparent in such cases.
Person having Peritoneal Mesothelioma generally has a tumor in his abdominal region. Nausea, vomiting, pain in the abdomen, pain in the back, bowel obstructions and anemia may all be indications of Mesothelioma of the abdomen.
Palpitations of heart, irregularity in heartbeats, and breathing difficulties are symptom of Pericardial Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma in the body means visits to the doctor, and expenses incurred due to innumerable tests, medicines and various other issues related to it. State Laws have made provisions for those undergoing difficult times due to Asbestos inhalation. Victims and their families can file court case against their employers etc. to get compensation for contracting disease at the place of work etc.