Mesothelioma is dangerous and often painful cancer which takes place when asbestos fibers gather in the chest cavity for more time and start to damage the mesothelium. Mesothelium is a protective cover which covers the heart, lungs and abdomen. Symptoms of mesothelioma are mild or non-existent in the earlier stages of the disease.
There are three types of Mesothelioma:
– Pleural Mesothelioma
– Peritoneal Mesothelioma
– Pericardial Mesothelioma
Subtypes of mesothelioma
– Metastatic Mesothelioma
– Malignant Mesothelioma
About Peritoneal Mesothelioma:
It is an incredibly dangerous disease. It is a destructive cancer which structure in the important membrane like stomach, liver and intestines. The peritoneum, membranous layer of the mesothelium protects as well as covers several abdominal organs inclusion of the stomach, liver and intestines.
Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma:
– Swelling and abdominal pain
– Chronic diarrhea or constipation
– Stomach pain
– Loss of appetite
– Weakness and fatigue
– Vomiting and chronic nausea
– Noticeable lumps on the abdomen
– Night sweats and weight loss
Treatments of Peritoneal Mesothelioma:
Chemotherapy: In this treatment, powerful drugs are used to kill the cancerous cells and prevent them from spreading. But these drugs may also kill the healthy cells of body and bring a number of serious health side-effects to your body.
Radiation therapy: In this treatment x-rays are used to break down tumors and kill cancerous cells. Like with chemotherapy welcomes painful side effects and in this treatment there is a major chance that the radiation may also harm healthy cells.
Surgery: It is the most invasive and drastic option that removes the tumor as well as cancerous tissue. It is often used in the direst circumstances.