Health concerns that may point to mesothelioma

You may have worked in a specific industry for your entire career and never really thought of your work as dangerous. However, there may have been some hazards lurking out of sight that have come back to haunt you years later, possibly even after your retirement. In particular, asbestos may have harmed you without you even realizing until years after your exposure.

In fact, cancer is a very real and not uncommon result from this type of exposure. Unfortunately, mesothelioma, which often stems from asbestos exposure, has no cure, and if you receive this diagnosis, you could face pain, medical expenses, mental distress and a number of other hardships.

Symptoms of mesothelioma

Depending on the type of mesothelioma, symptoms may present themselves in varying ways. The two most common types of this cancer include pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma occurs most often and affects the lungs and chest cavity. Some symptoms of this condition include the following:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Back pain
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Chest pain
  • Dry cough
  • Lumps on the chest

Fluid can also build up in the chest as an effect of the condition, and this pleural effusion can lead to difficulty breathing.

When it comes to peritoneal mesothelioma, the lining of your abdominal cavity is affected. Signs of this disease include:

  • Weight loss
  • Swelling of the abdomen due to fluid build up
  • Abdominal and belly pain
  • Lumps in the abdomen

Of course, before you jump to conclusions, you should remember that other conditions could present similar symptoms. You should consult with a doctor about your concerns in order to obtain a diagnosis for any medical conditions.

Seeking compensation

If you do receive a diagnosis of mesothelioma, you may understandably worry about many aspects of your life. You may fear that you will not have the ability to pay for necessary treatments, which will only add to the discomfort the condition itself can cause. Fortunately, you may have legal options for seeking compensation for your condition.

Speaking with an attorney about your concerns may allow you to gain reliable information on your specific options. By knowing how to move forward, you may have the chance to obtain monetary recompense that could help you address medical bills and other financial hardships that your condition may bring.

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