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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma-Lesson 92

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MESOTHELIOMA: The primary symptom of mesothelioma is shortness of breath. This happens due to the accumulation of fluids between the lung and the chest wall due to mesothelioma. Chest wall pain is also another symptom due to this condition, as well as weight loss. The disease condition can be confirmed by a chest X-ray with a CT scan. A lung biopsy taken from the tissue of the lung can confirm the diagnosis after the visual examination under the microscope. Mesothelioma mainly has an effect on the pleura the outer lining of the lung and can produce some signs and symptoms such as chest wall pain, pleural effusion or fluid surrounding the lung, shortness of breath due to the fluid accumulation between the lung and chest wall, weakness, anemia, short windedness, voice huskiness, or cough. Weight loss is also a symptom in the severe conditions of mesothelioma. Thrombophlebitis may also another symptom, in which case blood accumulates in the veins of the patient.

The cancer may spread to the other parts of the body too. In the severe conditions of metastasis to the abdominal cavity near to it may give abdominal pain. Gathering of serous fluids in the peritoneal cavity called ascites may also happen. It may create a bunch in the abdomen too.

The other symptoms of mesothelioma are blood in the sputum coughed up from the lungs called hemoptysis. In the brutal cases of mesothelioma numerous tumors occur in the lungs of these people and complimentary air or gas exists in the lungs and this made disintegration of the lung. Severe bleeding in several body organs known as disseminated intravascular coagulation is also an important symptoms of severe mesothelioma cancer. Jaundice or yellowing of the eyes and skin, low blood sugar level, pulmonary emboli or blood clots in the arteries of the lungs too happen in severe conditions. But as like in other cancers metastasis spread to the brain, bone or adrenal glands not happen in mesothelioma.

In the next post we will learn about signs and symptoms of mesothelioma. Okay.
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What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a structural outline of cancer that is more or less for all time originated by contact to asbestos. In this ailment, malignant cells increase in the mesothelium (a solitary coating of cells contouring serous cavities form an cellular avascular layer), which is shielding nearly all of the body's inner organs. Outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall called pleura is the usual place common of mesothelium. Mesothelium is also occur in the lining of the abdominal cavity called peritoneum, the sac like structure covering the heart called pericardium, and tunica vaginalis. Nearly all natives who build up mesothelioma have employed on professions where they breathe in asbestos atoms or these natives have been rendered to asbestos power and filaments in other ways. Asbestos exposure can also take place for one who washes the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos may also put at risk for developing mesothelioma.

On the contrary to the lung cancer, there is no relationship amid mesothelioma and smoking. Other than smoking to the highest degree increases risk of other asbestos-provoked cancer. Malignant mesothelioma is an illness wherein a cancerous tumor develops on the mesothelium (the pouch lining the inner body cavities). An explicit variety of mesothelioma is given name for the tissue where the cancer started.

Pleural mesothelioma begins in the chest that is in the outer coating surrounding the lungs and the inner chest wall. It builds up about 65% of mesothelioma occurrences. Peritoneal mesothelioma originates in the outer layer of the abdominal cavity.

The other name for mesothelioma is asbestos lung cancer as asbestos is the main cause of this cancer. This cancer differs from lung cancer. Lung cancer occurs only in the inside of the lungs, but the mesothelioma occurs only in the outer covering of the lungs. The main cause of lung cancer is smoking, but the main cause of mesothelioma is the asbestos particles. Most people in the world are affected by lung cancer only, but mesothelioma is an uncommon type comparing lung cancer.

In the next lesson we will see about the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma. Okay.

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In the coming lessons we will learn about cancer. WHAT DOES CANCER MEAN? Every single livelihood for instance microorganisms, creepy-crawly insects, animals, and human beings are constructed of abundant cells. Human body itself is constructed of millions of cells that are particularly modified to accomplish specific roles for example sex cells, sperms, and egg (these cells perform the role of reproduction). What is a cell?
The cell is the basic unit of all living things or organisms, which can duplicate itself exactly. A tissues is a gathering or one type of cells of same kind for instance nervous tissue, muscular tissue, connective tissue, etc, A collection of same kind of tissues form an organ, such a heart, lungs, liver, etc. In other words, an organ is a part of the body, composed of more than one tissue.

As the human body grows from babyhood to parenthood, the cells belonging to different tissues and organs break up and subdivide in anticipation of more increase of the cells is required with the exception of the normal metabolism of the body. Usually the speed at which an organ should grow and when it should stop growing is controlled by the body itself only.

Cancer originates from the anomalous and uncontrolled division of cells, known as cancer cells, that then invade and destroy the surrounding tissues. Cancer cells, in other words, refuse to stop multiplying and continue to increase in number. It is the failure to stop multiplying which is the hallmark of cancer. This they do even at the cost of other normal cells of the body which are starved to death for lack of nutrition.

Cancer cells are different from normal cells in some aspects. They do not remain confined to one part of the body. They penetrate and infiltrate into the adjoining tissues and dislocate their function. Some of the cancer cells get detached from the main mass or site of origin and travel by blood and lymph channels to sites distant from the original tumor and form flesh colonies, known as metastasis or secondary growths, in other organs where grow at the cost of the normal cells. This is how they destroy the well-regulated functioning of the body and bring about its end.

A cancer may be slow-growing or fast-growing. The rate at which a cancer grows depends on the tissue in which it occurs and also on the inherent character of the type of cancer. Rapidly-growing cancers are those which send metastasis in other organs, are much more dangerous. Sometimes, the primary cancer in first stage of development grows slowly, as for example, that of the stomach and remains unnoticed, while the secondaries spread rapidly in the liver, abdominal lymph glands etc. These secondary cancers are first noticed.

In the next lesson we will learn about Mesothelioma. Okay.

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