Wednesday, October 11, 2006


What is the Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is kind of cancer that developes in the mesothelial cells. The cells are tissue that sorround or line the lungs, hearts, and stomach. These tissues are called mesothelial cell and they become infected by inhaling of particles of dust from asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma consist of 2 type of tumors, "benign", and "malignant". The benign tumor is non-cancerous, it's doesn't cause harm and any damage to you. A malignant mesothelial cells ia called a malignant mesothelioma that usually cancerous, and usually just called "mesothelioma". the most common form pleural mesothelioma . It is known as a deadly disease because most patient die within two years of being diagnosed with the mesothelioma.

What is cause of Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure that occur many years before cancer developes. Mesothelioma takes a long time to incubate in the human body, it's happen to employs who have work in company that produce something using asbestos material, sometimes occuring twenty to thirty years after people have been exposed to asbestos .Men or woman who worked in the mining industry,shipbuilding, and contruction especially in the insulating industry during that period are now presenting themselves to the doctor's offices with symptom of the deadly disease. These exposures taking place through by inspiration with the poor safety protection or unproperly using mask protection.

What is Mesothelioma symptom?

The mesothelioma symptom are not very different from those associated with other lung common problem. In the early condition some patiens experience no symptom at all, so we must be know what the early symptom of mesothelioma, to doing best treatment.

A. Pleural Mesothelioma Symptom
Some of the symptoms of pleural mesothelioma (mesothelioma cancer in the lung lining) include are:

  • pain in the lower back or in the side of the chest

  • shortness of breath

  • a persistent cough

  • difficulty swallowing food

  • fever and sweating

  • fatigue

  • The most common and spesific symptom of pleural mesothelioma is the accumulation of fluid between lung and chest cavity. This generaly causes shortness of breath, and requires doctor to drain the fluid, that called fine-needle aspiration, to make a breathing easier and rilive chest pain.

    B.Peritoneal Mesothelioma Symptoms.

    The symptom of peritoneal mesothelioma ( abdominal mesothelioma-mesothelioma of the lining of the stomach) include are:

  • stomach pain

  • nausea and vomiting

  • weight loss

  • Like pleural mesothelioma, the symptom are also common to many minnor ailments and, therefore, may not cause a doctor to suspect mesothelioma. It's difficul to diagnosis, must be detail investigation related with hystory of work backround to ensure that the patiens indeed exposed by asbestos.

    How to diagnosis Mesothelioma?

    To diagnosis mesothelioma need several examination like generally disease as a below:
  • Psysical Examination

  • Like common disease, doctor begins the mesothelioma examination diagnosis by doing complete physical examination, and reviewing the patients medical hystory. Because mesothelioma is almost always caused by breathing in asbestos exposure so, doctor must be more detail to investigation patients suspected asbestose exposure related work experience. After performing the physical eaxam, a doctor must be have X-rays of the chest performed and also doing pulmonary fungtion test to determine if the symptoms are consistent with malignant mesothelioma.
  • CT Scan an MRI's

  • These tools allow a doctor to assess the size, location,and extend of the mesothelioma tumor in the chest or abdoment.
  • Biopsi to Diagnosis Mesothelioma

  • All of the steps described above are only preliminary of mesothelioma. If, after performing these test, a doctor suspect mesothelioma, a biopsy should be taken to confirm the mesothelioma diagnosis.
    A biopsy is the prosedure used for obtaining a tissue sample of the tumor. The two most common methods for removing tissue samples are thoracoccopy and bronchoscopy.

    A thoracoscopy is obtained by inserting a telescope-like instrument connected to video camera (thoracoscope) through a small incision in the chest. This procedure is used for diagnosis both pleural mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma.

    A bronchoscopy involves inserting a flexible lighted tube through the mouth into the bronchi to remove tissue in the airway. this prosedure is used for diagnosis pleural mesothelioma.

    How to treatment Mesothelioma?

    To treatment mesothelioma disease is depends on several factors, including the state of mesothelioma, the location of tumor, and the age and overall health of the patient.
    Many treatment can be performing as abelow:
  • Surgery-Removal of Malignant Mesothelioma

  • Surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue may be used depending on how far the mesothelioma has spread (the stage). The more advanced the stage, the less likely that surgery will be effective in treating mesothelioma.

  • Radiation

  • radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill mesothelioma cancer cells and to shrink tumors. There are two types of radiation therapy including external radiation and Brachytherapy.
    External radiation uses machine outside the body that beams x-rays to the location of mesothelioma.
    Brachytherapy involves putting chemicals that procedure radiation directly into the site of mesothelioma cancer. This is done by inserting a thin plastic tube into the chest or abdomen. radiation therapy is also used as apalliative therapy to relieve symptoms of mesothelioma such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and internal bleeding. radiation therapy has several side effect, such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting.

  • Chemotherapy

  • Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat mesothelioma cancer. It is administered either orally (through pills) or by injecting the drugs directly into the veins (intravenously), the muscles, the chest cavity (intrapleurally), or the abdomen cavity (intraperitoneally). The goal of mesothelioma chemotherapy is for the drug to enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body in order to destroy the cancer cells. More information about Mesothelioma visit here OR HERE


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    Regards, Amy
    Mesothelioma Lung Cancer

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