Causes & Symptoms of Mesothelioma

What are the “Warning Signs” for Mesothelioma?
Pacific Mesothelioma Center - Symptoms of MesotheliomaThe National Cancer Institute indicates that the key to successful treatment of asbestos-related diseases lies in early detection. Persons who believe they were exposed to asbestos should inform their doctor of their exposure history whether or not they have experienced any symptoms.

The symptoms of Mesothelioma and or asbestos-related diseases may not become apparent for decades after exposure. It is particularly important to check with a doctor if any of the following symptoms develop:

  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness.
  • A persistent cough that gets worse over time.
  • Blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up from the lungs.
  • Pain or tightening in the chest.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Swelling of the neck or face.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Weight loss.
  • Fatigue or anemia.

For information on proper diagnosis, treatment and coping with Mesothelioma, please read:
Mesothelioma: A Patient’s Roadmap