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It is a rare cancer. Affects the skin layer mesothelium is a layer that covers and protects internal organs. Most patients develop the pleura, the tissue surrounding the lungs and along the chest cavity or peritoneum. line of abdomen Most of them were born more in males than females. and the risk increases with age.
From working closely with asbestos, but even not related to this substance can cause this type of cancer. such as smoking, etc.
Appears in the age range of 30-50 years after exposure to asbestos: rapid breathing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, if the lesion is on the stomach. Weight loss, abdominal pain, swelling in the abdomen, abnormal blood clotting, paleness, fever, and spread to other parts of the body, trouble swallowing, swelling of the face and throat.
Diagnosis of this disease is quite difficult because the symptoms are similar to those of other common illnesses. In addition to the physician taking the history of asbestos exposure, including physical examination, lung X-ray, lung function examination, CT, MRI, biopsy for confirmation of diagnosis by endoscopic biopsy, and thoracoscopy for existing lesions. in the lungs and peritoneoscopy for lesions in the stomach
Depending on the severity of the disease or spread, mesothelioma can be localized or spread to the lymph nodes, lungs, chest cavity, abdominal organs. Use a surgical procedure to remove the cancerous tissue and surrounding tissue. Shining light using high-energy radiation shot into it. chemo by intravenous injection for use in treatment
Things to do
You should tell your doctor about your symptoms.
Tell your doctor if chest tightness, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing, or fever.
Don't miss the doctor's appointment
Do not inform your doctor if you experience pain, especially after surgery.