The 3rd least common type of mesothelioma is pericardial mesothelioma. This is diagnosed when an asbestos-related cancer invades the fluid sac lining that surrounds the heart (pericardium). Pericardial mesothelioma usually occurs when cancer spreads from the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) to the lining of the heart. As cancer progresses, the heart is unable to efficiently produce oxygen to the rest of the body. This is what causes an extreme and rapid decline in health. Pericardial mesothelioma is the rarest type of mesothelioma which consequently makes it the least treatable.
Pericardial Mesothelioma Symptoms
Mesothelioma in general is difficult to diagnose because there are no real symptoms in the early stages. Furthermore, once symptoms do start to develop, they are often mistaken for common illnesses. Early symptoms include coughing, muscle weakness, night sweats, fever, and fatigue. Unfortunately, early symptoms go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed until further warning signs become apparent from more serious symptoms. It is important to see your doctor if you have or develop any of these symptoms listed above, especially if you have also been exposed to asbestos in the past.
Pericardial Mesothelioma Symptoms
- Chest pain
- Paradoxical pulse
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
- Fatigue and weakness
Advanced Stages Of Mesothelioma Symptoms
- Nerve problems
- Bone pain
- Horner’s syndrome
- Nerve problems in the arm
Pericardial Mesothelioma Stages
Simply clarifying, the 4 stages of mesothelioma only describe the cases dealing with Pleural Mesothelioma. Despite that fact, Doctors still use a staging method, and we strongly believe that knowing the stages and how mesothelioma doctors describe cancer severity will be not only useful, but beneficial for you to make the best, sound, and educated decision possible.
Stage 1 Pericardial Mesothelioma
The least serious stage is stage l. No lymph node involvement, and the patient usually qualifies for extrapleural pneumonectomy. This surgery attempts to remove the tumor and as much of its growth as possible. Highest rate of survival.
Stage 2 Pericardial Mesothelioma
Stage 3 Pericardial Mesothelioma
Stage 4 Pericardial Mesothelioma
Pericardial Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Surgery Options For Pericardial Mesothelioma
Pericardiectomy is a surgery of removing the outer lining of the heart to treat several pericardium diseases. It helps people suffering from chest pain, fatigue, breathing difficulty, and heart palpitations.
A surgery to remove the fluid upsurge and build up in the protective lining of the pericardium (lining of heart).
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