Do You Know the Signs of Mesothelioma?
There are many factors that can affect the life expectancy of a mesothelioma patient, especially the stage at which it is diagnosed. By recognizing the signs of mesothelioma, one might be able to improve his or her prognosis. However, many symptoms of mesothelioma are often ignored or mistaken for other less threatening ailments, so it is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you were exposed to asbestos and are experiencing some of the most common mesothelioma symptoms.
Depending on the type of mesothelioma you are suffering from, the signs will differ. Here are some signs you should be aware of:
- If you have pleural mesothelioma, signs to watch out for include:
- Chest pain or pain in the lower back region
- Shortness of breath
- Unexplained weight loss
- Difficulty swallowing
- Excessive sweating
- Swollen face or arms
- If you have peritoneal mesothelioma, signs to watch out for include:
- Abdominal pain
- Swollen abdomen
- Unexplainable weight loss
- Nausea or vomiting
- If you have pericardial mesothelioma, signs to watch out for include:
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Persistent cough
- Night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
Testicular mesothelioma is the rarest form of mesothelioma, so less is known of its warning signs, though lumps and testicular swelling were reported in documented cases.
Mesothelioma has an extremely long latency period, so even if you were exposed to asbestos 15 to 60 years ago, it is possible this exposure caused you to develop this disease. If you recognize any of these signs and believe you were exposed to asbestos, you must seek medical assistance for a proper diagnosis and aggressive treatment. A specialist will be able to do a biopsy and, through early detection, provide the best and most effective form of treatment.
Mesothelioma Attorneys Fighting for Victims of Asbestos Exposure
Mesothelioma is directly linked to asbestos exposure, which is found in thousands of materials used in plants, refineries, shipyards, and mills. If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma as a result of another party’s negligence, the legal team at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. will fight to hold them responsible. Our award-winning attorneys have a proven track record of success in handling such cases and would be honored to stand in your corner and ensure your voice is heard.
For experienced legal counsel, contact us today at (877) 958-7920 to schedule a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable member of our firm.