Mesothelioma, in general, is considered a rare form of cancer. Outside of a connection with asbestos exposure, it would likely appear in a tiny minority of malignant cancer cases. Peritoneal mesothelioma is even rarer.
Cause of Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Swallowing asbestos is thought to be a link between peritoneal mesothelioma, but an actual correlation of swallowing or inhaling asbestos is rarely found and could be caused by either method of asbestos exposure.
By contrast, 80 percent of pleural mesothelioma cases have a link to inhaled asbestos exposure.
Other factors which increase the risk of developing peritoneal mesothelioma include genetics and body types.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosing peritoneal mesothelioma in its early stages is difficult because the latency period between initial exposure and the emergence of symptoms is typically 10 to 50 years. By the time symptoms emerge, the cancer is usually at an advanced stage, making prognosis most likely fatal. It is important to seek regular exams from a physician if you worked in a
By the time symptoms emerge, the cancer is usually at an advanced stage, making prognosis most likely fatal. It is important to seek regular exams from a physician if you worked in a
It is important to seek regular exams from a physician if you worked in a high-risk industry of asbestos exposure or think you may have been a victim of primary or secondary asbestos exposure.
Diagnostic tests include the use of x-rays, MRI Scans, blood tests, and biopsies.
Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy along with lifestyle changes. Radical resection or surgery of the affected area is the treatment option with the highest chance of a favorable outcome.
Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include:
- Stomach pain
- Swelling or fluid retention
- Pain in rib cage
- Digestion problems (Constipation, Cramps, Diarrhea)
- Weight loss
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