Peritoneal Mesothelioma Symptoms

Peritoneal mesothelioma develops in the abdomen and may cause a variety of symptoms. These include pain, swelling or lumps in the abdomen, or changes in bowel patterns.

(Source: National Cancer Institute)

Having these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have mesothelioma. But if you have symptoms, you should tell your doctor, especially if the symptoms have continued for more than a few weeks.

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, would like a second opinion or would like to speak with a cancer specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Risk Factors

A mesothelioma risk factor is anything that increases your risk of getting the disease. Not everyone with risk factors will develop mesothelioma, but having certain risk factors may increase your chance of developing a tumor.

These factors may be environmental, behavioral or genetic. For example, most people with malignant mesothelioma either worked or lived in places where they inhaled or swallowed asbestos. Living with a person who worked with or near asbestos is also a risk factor for malignant mesothelioma, because of any asbestos material that was brought near them (such as if asbestos residue clung to shoes, clothing, etc., then was tracked into a home or office).

If you are at risk for developing malignant mesothelioma, talk to your doctor about lifestyle changes, tests to find out if you have early signs of the disease, how often you should have checkups or if there are any ongoing clinical trials that may test the effectiveness of various medications in preventing or treating mesothelioma.

(Source: National Cancer Institute)

At the OSUCCC – James, cancer researchers and world-renowned diagnostic experts continually focus on studying mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment and cure. In fact, the OSUCCC – James consistently paves the way in leading-edge therapies and discoveries, leading to even more highly targeted care and treatment.

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, would like a second opinion or would like to speak with a cancer specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Prevention

While this is no preventative therapy for mesothelioma at this time, the OSUCCC – James cancer researchers and world-renowned diagnostic experts continually focus on studying mesothelioma early diagnosis strategies and optimal treatments. In fact, the OSUCCC – James consistently paves the way in leading-edge therapies and discoveries, leading to even more highly targeted care and treatment.

Not only are expert cancer researchers at the OSUCCC – James continually working to detect and diagnose mesothelioma, but they are also developing additional tests to detect and diagnose cancer even earlier, leading to improved outcomes, faster responses and fewer side effects.

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