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Understanding Mesothelioma Cancer.

cancer that begins in the layers of tissue that cover each lung is known as mesothelioma. The digestive system organs surrounded by the layer of tissue in the abdomen is more hardly where it starts.In its preliminary stages, mesothelioma does not have many symptoms, whether it is in your chest (pleural mesothelioma) or your abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). Often caused by the cancer growing and pressing on a nerve or another body organ, when mesothelioma symptoms do develop. About 60800 people had mesothelioma and 32,000 died from the disease, in 2015.

Pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma are the two main types of mesothelioma. In the sheets of tissue that cover the lungs Pleural mesothelioma starts. In the tissue lining the inside of the stomach (abdomen), grows peritoneal mesothelioma. Peritoneal mesothelioma is less common than pleural mesothelioma. The stage of cancer tells the physician where it is, how big it is and whether it has spread. When diagnosing your cancer the tests and scans you have, give some information about the stage.

The treatment you need is determined by the doctor when he knows the scene.The adaptation used for mesothelioma in the chest (pleural mesothelioma) is different to the staging for mesothelioma in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). Mesothelioma symptoms or signs may not appear until 20 to 50 years (or more) after exposure to asbestos.

Mesothelioma cells are in the pleura around the lung on one side of your chest, at stage one. Mesothelioma cells are in the inner layer of the pleura (visceral pleura), but only on one side of the chest, at stage two. Mesothelioma has spread to both layers of the pleura on one side of the body, and has enlarged to form a tumor mass on the pleural tissue around the lungs, or has begun to spread into the diaphragm muscle or the lung tissue, during stage three. Mesothelioma at its fourth stage spreads to the chest wall or the covering of the heart (pericardium) but is still potentially removable by surgery, or it has spread to the lymph nodes on the same side of the chest.

Mesothelioma at its 5th stage, cannot be removed by surgery because it has spread to different parts of the chest wall, or has grown through the diaphragm into the peritoneum, or to the pleura on the other side of the body, or to the chest organs, or through to the inner layer of the pericardium.

Many different factors determine survival. When you have mesothelioma you can get a lot of convenient and emotional support for yourself and your family.

avoiding exposure to asbestos mesothelioma can be prevented.The disease was rare before the business use of asbestos.

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