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During the early states of mesothelioma, it does not have many major symptoms. However when symptoms do develop, they are often caused by the cancer growing and pressing on a nerve or other body organs.
Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Shortness of breath and pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleura are often symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.
Below we have divided the symptoms based on types of mesothelioma:
The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma are:
- A hoarse or husky voice
- A persistent cough
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Losing more than 10% of your weight when not dieting
- Pain in the lower back or the side of the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Sweating and fevers
The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are:
- Difficult bowel movements.
- Fluid in the abdominal cavity.
- Pain or swelling of the abdomen.
- Swelling of the feet.