Pericardial mesothelioma is one of the rarest forms of malignant mesothelioma, accounting for approximately one percent of all diagnosed cases. This type of cancer forms in the pericardium, or the lining of the heart.
Pericardial Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure
When inhaled asbestos fibers become lodged in the lining of the heart, they can cause pericardial mesothelioma. The asbestos fibers can remain stuck in the lining of the heart over a long period of time, causing abnormal changes in the pericardium that result in cancer.
Pericardial Mesothelioma Symptoms
Pericardial mesothelioma is thought to be one of the most painful forms of the disease. If you believe you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below as a result of asbestos exposure, consult your doctor immediately. It can be difficult to diagnose pericardial mesothelioma because the symptoms associated with this cancer are often similar to those of other heart conditions.
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Pericardial Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Because the symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma are so similar to other heart conditions, it is important to meet with a specialist who understands this rare cancer and can confirm your diagnosis.
The specialist will use a number of diagnostic tools to accurately confirm pericardial mesothelioma including blood tests, imaging tests and biopsies. Getting an accurate and early diagnosis from a specialist may give you access to a wider variety of treatment options.
Symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma may include:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Night sweats
- Heart palpitations or murmurs
Pericardial Mesothelioma Lawyers
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