The 3rd least common type of mesothelioma is pericardial mesothelioma. This is diagnosed when the asbestos-related cancer invades the fluid sac lining that surrounds the heart (pericardium). Pericardial mesothelioma usually occurs when the cancer spreads from the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) to the lining of the heart. As the 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
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
Mesothelioma symptoms often don’t emerge until about 20 to 50 years after initial exposure, and the symptoms do not appear until the disease has progressed into advanced stages.
Pericardial Mesothelioma Stages
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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