A person suffering from mesothelioma cancer will experience slightly different symptoms depending on which type of the disease they are inflicted with.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Specific symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma:

  • Shortness of breath
  • A persistent cough
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain in the side of chest
  • Raspy voice
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

Specific symptoms of Peritoneal mesothelioma:

  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Buildup of fluid in the abdomen, thus causing swelling
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Abnormal blood clotting
  • Anemia
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Swelling of the feet

Specific symptoms of Pericardial mesothelioma:

  • Excessive coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Palpitations

Mesothelioma Symptoms Treated by Doctors

Mesothelioma symptoms are generally nonspecific and sometimes can resemble other less serious conditions. Only a doctor can make a definite diagnosis of the disease. Though the slow onset of its development may be deceiving, mesothelioma is a swift killer once symptoms have fully manifested themselves. If you or someone you know thinks they may be suffering from mesothelioma, it is important to contact a physician or a mesothelioma cancer center as soon as possible.

Mesothelioma Cancer Symptoms (english) / Sintomas del Mesotelioma Cancer (spanish)