peritoneal mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma is one of the most known forms of mesothelioma cancer which has a big rate on patients suffering this terrible disease. It’s developing between the peritoneum layers, the tissue protecting each human’s internal abdominal organs and it’s action starts with the separation of the cells from which this tissue is made of and it can even affect the good functioning of the internal organs by not allowing them to move naturally in the abdominal cavity.

The damaging asbestos fibers are ingurgitated or inhaled by people working in direct exposure with the asbestos, heavily used in all industry. Peritoneal mesothelioma is provoked by microscopic asbestos fiber which people working with asbestos inhale while working near to them or ingurgitate in work lunch breaks or even after they came home of a strict hygiene and washing process was not done. What is even worse with this form of cancer is that is it diagnosed in its near metastasis which leaves few to nil survival changes to the patient.

We surely don’t want to scary any of you reading these lines, but we intend to raise a question mark regarding peritoneal mesothelioma cancer and provide more information to all those suffering or staying close to them. Asbestos was used mainly in construction sites and in myriad industrial materials and this is why many patients diagnosed with this relatively rare disease are men. Due to the big latency between the expose to asbestos and diagnose of the peritoneal mesothelioma this disease is hard to fight with and hard to control. Once the particles have entered the abdominal cavity of the subject they action without even knowing.

A check to the doctor and few investigation techniques can pull the alarm over this disease and increase the survival chances. As if it wouldn’t have been enough, the peritoneal mesothelioma cancer is sometimes misdiagnosed because the symptoms are much alike hernia or stomach discomfort and doctors can’t interpret correctly the signs. Imaging scans and biopsies help the specialist to determine whether it is a hernia or this rare form of cancer.

The pains in the chest or fatigue feelings can actually be cause by the growth of the cancer tumor and not the hernia action over your body. After the ill cells are found the next step is to determine the benign or malign type of tumor the patient is suffering. Samples taken from the peritoneal fluid are analyzed in the lab and test reveal the unknown face of the hidden activity inside the abdominal cavity.

More severe symptoms noticed on patients were anemia, fever and night sweats, obstruction of the small or large intestine, edema and even thrombosis of legs. If any of these sound familiar to you of have been accused be your love ones, don’t lose precious time and go see a specialist, the sooner is diagnosed the more survival changes increase for the patient. No matter the mesothelioma cells type revealed by the lab, epithelial or sarcomatoid, laparoscopy is the best and most accurate observation method used to discover this form of cancer.