What are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

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Mesothelioma cancer symptoms can be very painful and can vary depending on the type of cancer you have.

Pleural mesothelioma, which infects the lining of the lungs, is likely to display many of the same symptoms as smoking-related lung cancers. In many instances, early pleural mesothelioma symptoms would simply be dismissed. These signs of mesothelioma cancer could include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Coughing
  • Tiredness
  • Perspiration
  • Pain in lower back or side of chest
  • Hoarseness

Although these symptoms can be signs of a wide variety of medical conditions, it is imperative if you have several of them, and have ever worked with or around asbestos, that you contact a physician.

How Did I Get Mesothelioma?

Professions that could lead to a greatly increased risk of this kind of cancer would include those such as insulation manufacturers, plumbers, pipe fitters, miners, rubber workers, ship builders, painters, those involved in construction, welders, and gas-mask developers, among other jobs.

Studies have also concluded that risks increase for family members of those who have been exposed to environments where asbestos is commonly accessible. Family members who are in contact with the workers clothing, for example, are at a greater risk of contracting the disease.

Symptom severity would increase over time and would likely include several of the following effects:

  • Shortness of breath, even while resting
  • Fever
  • Face and/or arm swelling
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting

Our mesothelioma lawyers understand that you have a choice in selecting your attorney, but our experience gives our clients an advantage that many other mesothelioma law firms simply cannot offer. One of our mesothelioma attorneys is also a medical doctor, who can provide invaluable expertise in handling asbestos lawsuits. If you need help with your mesothelioma lawsuit, contact one of our asbestos exposure attorneys today.