Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma

Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma (mesothelioma of the lining of the lung, known as the pleura) may include, but are not limited to, the following:

# shortness of breath (dyspnea) – hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, and/or coughing up of blood.
# pleural effusion – a build up of too much fluid between the pleura (linings of the lungs and chest); a pleural effusion may cause chest pain and difficulty breathing (dyspnea), however, many cause no symptoms and are first discovered during the physical examination or seen on a chest x-ray.
# pain in the chest – may sometimes be felt in upper abdomen, shoulder, or arm.

 



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