Tumor Mesothelioma

Saturday, August 2nd 2014. | Cancer

Tumor Mesothelioma

Tumor Mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in cells in the linings of certain parts of the body, especially the chest cavity or abdominal cavity. Malignant mesothelioma is the most serious of all asbestos-related diseases.

Typical symptoms include the following:

  • Chest pain that starts out light and increases in severity over time
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Cough and hacking
  • Fatigue and lethargy

The mesothelium has different names in different parts of the body:

  • The pleura coats the lungs and the cavity containing the lungs in the chest.
  • The peritoneum coats the abdominal cavity and many of the organs within that cavity.
  • The tunica vaginalis coats the testicles.
  • The pericardium coats the heart and creates the cavity that holds the heart in the chest.

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