Pleural symptoms can indicate the presence of asbestosis or mesothelioma in
Update on pleural mesothelioma symptoms
Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the legal rights of asbestos-injured
workers for 25 years. And in that time the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several
billion dollars in verdicts and
settlements for clients diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma symptoms.
PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA CANCER
April 6, 2010 - Pleural mesothelioma cancer is a fatal occupational disease
caused by the inhalation of airborne asbestos fibers, which become embedded
in the tissue lining of the lungs (“the pleura”).
Asbestos fibers can fester in lung tissue for decades before any pleural
symptoms of an asbestos disease (like asbestosis or mesothelioma) can be diagnosed.
Pleural mesothelioma symptoms
Among the most common symptoms of
asbestos exposure found in pleural mesothelioma patients is chest pain,
which often appears in the shoulder or upper abdomen. Shortness of breath is
another symptom. Cough, weight loss and anorexia are present in some patients,
but are less common.
The rapid growth of the pleural mesothelioma cancer tumors enlarges the
pleural space, causing it to fill with fluid. Draining this fluid from the lungs
helps relieve the painful symptoms. It is one of the first medical procedures
doctors take when they discover pleural mesothelioma symptoms.
Other pleural symptoms
Pleural thickening is another
symptom that can indicate the presence of asbestosis or mesothelioma.
Pleural thickening symptoms interfere with a patient’s breathing and usually
indicates a serious, life-threatening disease that can include pleural
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