Pleural Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer developing in the lining tissue in the chest, with complicated and difficult treatment. To understand more about this disease, please consult the specific information below.
Pleural mesothelioma is s cancer disease that develops in the lining tissue inside the chest or abdomen. This lining tissue is known as the pleura, it covers two lungs and protects the chest against injuries.
The pleural mesothelioma disease can start and spread in any position of the pleura. Like other types of cancer, pleural mesothelioma is a result of the development and distribution irregularities, without the control of malignant cells in the pleura. They form the mass of abnormal cells, also called the tumor. The cells of pleural mesothelioma can form tumors with other sizes, located on the surface of the pleura before metastasis to other tissues.
There are many assumptions set out that this type of cancer occurs as we exposed to asbestos dust. If a person is infected pleural mesothelioma between 20 to 40 years ago, they had been exposed to asbestos dust.
The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma: a cough, persistent cough for a long time, dry cough or a cough with phlegm, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or painful breathing, pain in the chest or upper back area.
Pleural mesothelioma causes shortness of breath and pain. Because, cancer cells cause pleural tissue hardens, the lungs and chest cannot expand easily as usual and lead to difficulty in breathing. In addition, the accumulation of fluid in the pleura or chest also makes that.
Pleural mesothelioma also causes fluid to build up in the chest between the layers of leaf tissue and leaves of pleura visceral. When lungs cannot expand where fluid accumulates, a little air is taken into the lungs in each breath, make patients suffer breathing difficulties.
Pain symptoms in patients with pleural mesothelioma can be caused by irritation of the pleura. Pain is a signal arises when cancer cells invade the nerves located between the ribs. The nerves are distributed close to the inner layer of the chest wall and may be stuck between the cancer cells and also pulled up the chest when you breathe, make patients feel the pain.