Symptoms of a mesothelioma-victim

The symptoms that a mesothelioma-victim suffers are diverse and are often overlooked until they become very serious. Some of the most common symptoms are a dry cough, chest pain, especially when coughing, and shortness of breath.

We often think these symptoms are because we are getting older and are out of shape. The cough and chest pain are often considered to be symptoms of a common cold, allergy or something that will go away eventually.

Many patients wait until the cough and chest pains become unbearable before they seek medical advice.

In the world of tradesmen, plumbers, electricians, insulation installers, and HVAC professionals who do remodeling projects are the highest at risk. This is due to the long and concentrated exposure to asbestos. The problem is that we are only now seeing the full consequences of that exposure.

Many tradesmen have constant symptoms of coughing and some chest pain simply because they are exposed to dust so often. This makes the problem seem like a normal thing, but it isn’t normal and it won’t go away.
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Fatigue or exhaustion accompanied by pain in the chest or abdomen are some of the advanced symptoms of mesothelioma or other lung cancers. The chest pain comes from the cancer tumors pressing on a nerve, bone, or a body organ as it grows.

The shortness of breath and tiredness comes from the deterioration of the lung lining. Doctors can have difficulty diagnosing lung cancer or mesothelioma, but when a patient has chest pain and shortness of breath, doctors get really concerned.

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If you have any of these symptoms you should go get checked out by a doctor. Early detection makes the difference between living and dying.

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