All About Mesothelioma Risk

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Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which is considered to be very rare. This type of cancer occurs in protective lining, which is responsible for covering internal organs of the body called Mesothelioma. There are basically 3 types of Mesothelioma:

Pleural Mesothelioma
Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Pericardial Mesothelioma
Pleural Mesothelioma

Among all different types of Mesothelioma, pleural Mesothelioma is the most common one. More than 70% people are suffering from this type. Pleural Mesothelioma attacks on the lungs.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

This type of Mesothelioma cancer occurs in the peritoneum. It attacks towards the abdominal cavity. However, it is less common as compared to the pleural Mesothelioma.

Pericardial Mesothelioma

This type of Mesothelioma cancer occurs in pericardium and attacks at the heart. However, this type is least common.

The main recognized cause of this disease is Asbestos. It works in such a way so that the people who are exposing to the asbestos will develop the symptoms of Mesothelioma in upcoming future and not immediately. Many experts often suggest that the smokers are more vulnerable to Mesothelioma.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma:

Most of the patients of Mesothelioma do not notice any kind of symptoms in the earliest stages/months. Mesothelioma can only be detected by the regular medical checkups. Also many people confuse with the symptoms of Mesothelioma with the regular and common ailments. The symptoms of pleural Mesothelioma are:

Back pain
Chest pain
Muscle weakness
Weight loss
Breath shortness
Decrement in sensory capabilities
Swallowing trouble in arm and face
Coughing up blood
Continuous cough
The main symptoms of peritoneal Mesothelioma are:

Creation of fluid in abdominal cavity
Abdominal pain
Weight loss
The main symptoms of pericardial Mesothelioma are:

Night sweats
Trouble in breathing
Chest pain
Irregularities heartbeats
Heart palpitations
Mesothelioma risk factors:

One of the most common risk factor of Mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. People who work in the place surrounding asbestos are more vulnerable towards Mesothelioma. Also the people who are exposed to the thorium dioxide are also vulnerable. Some experts also suggest that x-ray substances or also responsible for peritoneal and pleural Mesothelioma. People who are constantly in touch with Zeolite are also at a great risk. Zeolite is a mineral which is mostly found in Turkey’s Anatoli region. Some medical experts also believe that there is a connection between the simian virus 40 and Mesothelioma. However, cases are still debatable. Tobacco, which is said not to be a direct responsible for this disease but the combination of the people who consume it and people who works in surrounding of asbestos are 50% more vulnerable to Mesothelioma.

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