You begin feeling fatigued on a regular basis, and you can’t seem to get over it, no matter how much extra sleep you get. You start thinking that something may be wrong, and the first thing that comes to mind is the potential asbestos exposure that you had as part of your career.
Could cancer, in the form of mesothelioma, be the source of your fatigue?
It absolutely can. Fatigue is one of the “general symptoms” that many people feel, regardless of their specific circumstances. You may also feel weak and lose weight. Cancer tends to really sap your energy, especially as it progresses, and mesothelioma happens to be one of the more aggressive types of cancer. Fatigue that lasts, on a chronic basis as noted above, could certainly be tied to it.
That said, fatigue is also a general symptom for many other types of cancer or many other diseases and disorders entirely. It could be as simple as changing your diet or as complicated as going to a specialist to find out what is wrong.
The key is to consider if you have other symptoms along with the fatigue that may suggest you have mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disorder. Some symptoms include chest pain, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing and a persistent cough that will not go away.
If you do have mesothelioma, it can be dangerous and aggressive, and getting prompt treatment is extremely important. Make sure you know what medical options you have and the legal steps you can take to seek compensation for your costs.