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Mesothelioma Sui Lawyers

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 ==== ====Find more Informations herehttp://www.mesotheliomacancerlaw.info ==== ====Types and Stages of Pleural Mesothelioma Pleural mesothelioma is a cancerous tumor involving the mesothelial cells that make up the pleuraor lining around the outside of the lungs and inside of the ribs. It can also involve the heart andabdomen. Pleural mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers, including chrysotile,amosite, or crocidolite that occurred twenty or more years before the disease becomes evident.These fibers are ingested into to the body through breathing or swallowing. Pleural mesotheliomais the most common type of mesothelioma, accounting for about 75% of all cases. Types of Plural Mesothelioma "Localized and benign" mesothelioma is non-life threatening and can be removed by surgery. "Diffuse and malignant" mesothelioma is a cancer that generally results in death within one year ofdiagnosis. Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma Chest wall pain, pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung, shortness of breath, weight loss,fatigue or anemia, wheezing, hoarseness, or cough and blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up.Patients may develop several tumor masses. Patients may experience pneumothorax, or collapseof the lung. The disease may metastasize, or spread, to other parts of the body. Stages of Pleural Mesothelioma There are four stages of this disease. Localized pleural mesothelioma cancer ranging from - StageI; the cancer remains on the membrane surface where it originated to Stage IV; advanced. In thisfinal stage, the cancer has (metastasized) spread beyond the original membrane surface to otherparts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, lungs, chest wall, or abdominal organs. Screening and Diagnosis Doctors first review the patient's medical history including any exposure to asbestos. The doctormay perform a complete physical examination. Doctors are then likely to order x-rays of the chestor abdomen and lung function tests. These tests include various imaging tests such as CT (orCAT) scan or an MRI. A biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer. Doctors perform athoracoscopy on patients showing symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma. This procedure involvesmaking a small cut through the chest wall then inserting a thin, lighted tube called a thoracoscopeinto the chest between two ribs. Doctors suction out any access fluid in the lungs through a

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