What Are Mesothelioma Symptoms?
The biggest problem with diagnosing mesothelioma is that symptoms of mesothelioma can take as long as 20-50 years to appear. However, early diagnosis offers you the best opportunity for a good result. If you experience any of the following symptoms, meet with your doctor as soon as possible.
- A mass in the abdomen
- Abdominal swelling
- Ascites (abnormal build up of fluid in the abdomen)
- Bowel obstruction
- Chest pain
- Chills and fever
- Decreased appetite, weight loss
- Lower back pain
- Persistent cough
- Pleural effusion (fluid surrounding the lung)
- Shortness of breath