Symptoms associated with Mesothelioma

In the early stages, mesothelioma is very asymptomatic. Some patients notice the symptoms in stage I or II disease. However, as the disease progresses to stage III or IV, patients begin to notice a series of complications. Once these are presented, they tend to rapidly escalate.

In the early stages, mesothelioma is very asymptomatic. Very few patients notice the symptoms in stage I or II disease. However, as the disease progresses to stage III or IV, patients begin to notice a series of complications. Once these are presented, they tend to rapidly escalate.

Most of the symptoms of mesothelioma are a result of the growth of the tumor. While this grows, it will push more to the nearby organs affected place. As a result, most of the symptoms are located mainly where the tumor is located.

· For patients with pleural mesothelioma, the symptoms are concentrated in the lungs.

· For patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, the symptoms occur in the abdomen.

However, once the tumor metastasizes or spreads to other organs, the patients notice the symptoms in different parts of the body. These are the symptoms associated with late-stage disease and in the majority of cases are neurological.

Generally the symptoms of mesothelioma, such as fatigue, are not limited to a specific area of the body and these can appear at any time during the disease.

Most of the symptoms of mesothelioma, especially in the initial stages, are very basic and unclear. The doctors can interpret these as symptoms of another illness a little more common and can even get to treat it as such. The majority of patients are not diagnosed with mesothelioma until the point in time when the initial treatments fail completely.