Everything You Need To Know About Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Stages, Causes, Diagnosis, Risk Factors, Types and Treatments

(A) Pleural Mesothelioma Symptoms

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Pleural mesothelioma involves the lungs (pleura). Symptoms often occur in the chest and cause respiratory problems. Common symptoms of the pleural mesothelioma include;

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent dry cough or wheezing
  • Pleural effusion
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever and night sweats
  • Body aches

The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma resemble flu, bronchitis, pneumonia or lung cancer. Therefore, it is often misdiagnosed.