Peritoneal mesothelioma is a disorder which occur in peritoneum membrane.It is the most rare form of cancer which is developed from the cells originating in mesothelium(which is a protective lining covering many organs inside the body).Peritoneal mesothelioma is caused by subjection to asbestos.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer of lungs.In this type of cancer the mesothelial cells which surrounds the lungs membrane divide abnormally damaging the nearby organs and tissue.Men are effected more by mesothelioma as compared to women.Working with asbestos is the main risk factor of developing peritoneal mesothelioma.
Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms take at least 20-30 years of the time period to become evident.The symptoms are noticed in the final stage of the disease. By the time the doctor diagnose the disease it is very too late for the useful treatment.
Another difficulty related to diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma is that its symptoms are more or less similar to disorders like fever,weight loss, anemia,digestion problem and abdominal pain.Hence it is important that you inform your doctor about any subjection to asbestos, so that he could do the right treatment.
Some common symptoms of Peritoneal mesothelioma are-
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
- Unable to sleep properly
- Chest pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Abdominal pain
- Cough and
- Abnormal blood clots.
Treatment for Peritoneal mesothelioma
The Peritoneal mesothelioma can be treated in many ways either through surgery or chemotherapy or radiation.There are some there exist some alternative treatment for Peritoneal mesothelioma also.
Though alternative treatments do not cure the disease completely but they do provide great relief and comfort to live a better life.Treatment and therapies such as-
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation therapy(TENS) can be helpful to reduce the complications of peritoneal mesothelioma.People learn to manage pain and stress conditions through these techniques.But it is better to consult your doctor to cure peritoneal mesothelioma properly.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”