Mesothelioma Symptoms You Need to Know
Mesothelioma symptoms do not appear immeadiately after being exposed to asbestos. It is common for symptoms to appear 25-50 years after the intial exposure. There are instances where no symptoms are present.
Mesothelioma symptoms vary depending on the type of mesothelioma.
-shortness of breath
-abdominal pain and swelling
Because of this long latency period, many of the 2,000-3,000 cases diagnosed annually in the United States are patients who had been exposed to asbestos many years earlier while working at shipbuilding or naval yards, or in mechanical, insulation or manufacturing industries.
Men are three to five times more likely
After the disease advances and spread to other organs, symptoms such as jaundice, bowel obstruction, bowel changes, and low blood sugar may be experienced.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and the past and feel you are suffering from mesolthelioma symptoms, please see your doctor.
Note that Mesothelioma symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Mesothelioma signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor.