Because mesothelioma is so uncommon, many healthcare practitioners take too long to diagnose it. A faster diagnosis gives a patient the best chance to take advantage of life-extending treatments. Often, by the time a patient’s doctor recognizes the symptoms and signs of mesothelioma, the disease has progressed too far for life-extending treatment to be successful. Sadly, mesothelioma is almost always fatal.

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While some people’s conditions can improve with chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments, most treatment programs available today cannot cure the disease. Instead, these treatments aim to help people extend their lives. The average life expectancy of a mesothelioma patient today is between 18 and 31 months.





Unfortunately, many of the signs of pleural mesothelioma resemble those of other, more common illnesses, such as pneumonia and bronchitis. People with pleural mesothelioma often experience a dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue. They might also experience hoarseness of the throat or trouble swallowing.


Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of a patient’s abdominal cavity. People with this form of mesothelioma frequently suffer from abdominal pain, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and swelling or fluid in the abdomen. With early detection and treatment, patients with peritoneal mesothelioma have a longer life expectancy than patients with other forms of the disease.


Patients with this rare form of mesothelioma frequently suffer from chest pain, irregular heartbeats, heart murmurs, fluid in the chest, and shortness of breath.


Patients with this form of the disease experience testicular masses, pain, and swelling. With treatment, testicular mesothelioma patients have a longer life expectancy than with some other forms of mesothelioma, but the recurrence rate is very high.




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