Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Share This:

Early symptoms of mesothelioma may be so mild that the victim may dismiss the need to seek medical attention. In some cases, there may be no symptoms experienced at all. Because early mesothelioma symptoms can be so elusive, the disease may be missed or remain undiagnosed for years.

What Are the Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

Early symptoms of mesothelioma may differ according to the type of mesothelioma present. However, there are many overlapping symptoms that can be found in the majority of cases, regardless of the location of the initial tumor.

Pleural mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma develops in the thin membranes that surround the lungs and line the chest cavity interior (the pleura). Early symptoms of this mesothelioma type are usually shortness of breath accompanied by a heaviness or discomfort in the chest. Other symptoms include:

  • Back pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Persistent cough
  • Fever
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Facial and arm swelling
  • Voice hoarseness

Peritoneal mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the peritoneum, or the lining of the abdominal cavity. Early symptoms of this mesothelioma type are usually abdominal pain and discomfort. As the disease progresses, other symptoms may include:

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Swelling of the feet
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lower back pain
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Anemia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Extreme fatigue and weakness
  • Blood-clotting abnormalities

If You Have Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma

If you think you are experiencing early symptoms of mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos at any point in your life, time is of the essence. Do not wait until symptoms worsen; instead, see your doctor as soon as possible.

Were You Diagnosed with Mesothelioma Cancer?

If you have early symptoms of mesothelioma, it’s important to seek medical care. If you’ve already been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, call Sokolove Law at 1-888-360-4215 today to see if one of our mesothelioma lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve.