How to diagnose Mesothelioma
Pleura cancer (or Mesothelioma) is the growth forming from mesothelial cells. Firstly the most of oncological diseases develop asymptomatically, and Mesothelioma is no exception. But as soon as the vessels start to grow, one can feel dull and nagging chest pain. With time, this pain becomes strong and even painful.
The dangerous cancroid disease metastasizes early and aff
ects adjacent tissues widely and aggressively. Despite the fact that mesothelial cells are easy to destroy (as they’re quite sensitive), they snug against each other and can be substituted by the other cells. There are 2 kinds of Mesothelioma: diffusive and organic.
Mesothelioma is a cancerous growth described by the doctors far back at the beginning of 1870. Men are rarely subjected to this disease.
Mesothelioma: diagnosis and treatment
The ways of diagnostics:
- computerized tomography;
- magnetic resonance tomography;
- laparoscopic examination.
Considering that the disease itself has symptoms, similar to cold or bronchitis, diagnostics of cancer is very difficult. And as mesothelioma grows very fast, as well as its aggressiveness, the diagnosis of disease is confirmed late and only according to the results of patient’s posthumous checkup.
Mesothelioma can develop at any age. Even the small children under 4 years can suffer from cancerous growth.
The scientists proved that building material asbestos, mineral erionite and simian virus SV40 causes the development of oncological disease. Genetic predisposition plays an important role in the etiology of Mesothelioma.
According to the results of medical examination, about 8 000 000 citizens of USA suffer from pleura cancer caused by the building asbestos. The indicator of pathology spread is very high and amounts up to 0.2%. This number grows annually. The death occurs 20 years after the contraction of disease.
The treatment of Mesothelioma is complicated. It consists of the multipath combinations and chemotherapy. The doctors mostly prescribe surgical extraction of part of pleura. The treatment includes biotherapy and X-ray therapy.
The doctors’ consultation chooses tactics depending on the patient’s age, state, results of numerous tests and stage of tumor.