The main symptoms and causes of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma (malignant mesothelioma) is a cancerous growth, which invades the tissue covering abdominal cavity, heart and chest. This tissue, called mesothelium, gives name to the disease.
Mesothelioma of pleura is the most common kind of this disease. The development of illness is caused by accidental genetic mutation, turning healthy cells into the malignant ones. Such cells reproduce uncontrolledly, forming the cancerous growth.
The reasons of cancerous growth development
Carcinoma of pleura is the illness of compulsive smokers. Peritoneal Mesothelioma, i.e., the malignant growth, developed in pleura, grows faster than the other kinds of cancer. The pathology rarely develops in the endothelium of peritoneum. All this, together with disembryogenesis causes Pericardial Mesothelioma. The main reason of this dangerous illness is connected with the changes in epithelial tissue contacting with asbestos.
The main reasons of Mesothelioma development include:
- virus diseases;
- ionizing radiation;
- silicates and paraffins.
The symptoms of Mesothelioma
If the cancerous growth is located in pleura, the characteristic symptoms appear very soon, practically at the first stage of disease. The patient has cough, accompanied by the chest pain and. This disease is especially dangerous as these signs of Mesothelioma can be easily confused with the usual cold. People start to cure ARI and waste precious time. The symptomatology of Pleura Mesothelioma is similar to this of the smoker’s cough or chronic bronchitis.
While people cure the wrong disease, the cancer cells metastasize very fast. The cancerous growth and increases in size. The lungs are squeezed gradually, and the blood circulation is disturbed. All this results in the breathlessness signalizing that pleurisy has started to progress.
Mesothelioma has fuzzy picture. One can feel heaviness in the stomach but can’t understand where it is located. Stool is unstable. For example, the diseased can have diarrhea in the morning and constipation on the next day. Lying in supine position, the diseased has the feeling of lump. The progression of disease results in the stomach-ache, sickness and diarrhea. Ascites develops gradually. At this stage the patient suffers from fever.
The prognosis of Mesothelioma is very unfavorable.