For Pleural (lungs), Peritoneal (abdomen) and Pericardial (heart) Mesothelioma, symptoms vary and are often confused with more common illnesses (e.g. the flu). Some common typical symptoms are included in the chart below.
For Testicular Mesothelioma common symptoms include testicular pain, lumps and swelling.
|SYMPTOMS||Pleural (lungs)||Peritoneal (abdomen)||Pericardial (heart)|
|Abdominal Swelling or Tenderness||√||√|
|Loss of Appetite||√||√||√|
|Constipation or Diarrhea||√|
|Coughing up Blood||√|
|Feeling of Fullness||√|
|Lumps Under Abdominal Skin||√||√|
|Lumps Under Skin of the Chest||√||√|
|Pressure on the Heart||√|
|Reduced Chest Expansion||√|
|Shortness of Breath||√||√||√|
Generally, Mesothelioma treatment options will depend on factors such as age, health, and the location, type and progression of the tumor. Mesothelioma cancer, like many other cancers, is often treated with a combination of one or more of the following treatments: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and or experimental clinical trials.