TYPES OR KINDS OF MESOTHELIOMA
Talks on the streets vary from one street to another on the types of mesothelioma. Doctors have given us the three basic kinds of life-threatening mesothelioma they discovered in the course of their operations with people. Basically, they are classified based on their affecting agents, they include:-
(i) Pleural mesothelioma
(ii) Peritoneal mesothelioma
(iii) Pericardial mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma. It is formed in the lungs lining within its period of manifestation. It mainly affects the chest and the ribs. Over 60percent of mesothelioma cases are pleural. This type of mesothelioma is accompanied with continuous cough (with blood), agonizing breathing, rib crank and pains, severe sweats, weight loss, skin trash, weakness. Pleura mesothelioma is very common because it occurs as a result of the thickening of the pleural region. As earlier said, it affects the chest and the rib hence, poor or uneasy breathing which could in no time lead to sudden death which has always been the record. Discovery made it clear that prolong and untreated pleural mesothelioma affects the brain and other central nervous system. Patients could survive this type of mesothelioma best even for three to four years after diagnosis compare to other classes of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma can be detected through CT scan or effective X-ray diagnosis.
Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the bowel, abdominal cavity and the liver. This type of mesothelioma is about 12% common. It results into swollen abdomen and dangerous vomiting continuously. Sometimes, the patients develop a swollen feet and swollen abdomen due to accumulation of fluid in the affected area. The prognosis of this type of mesothelioma is more dangerous than the previous one because its survival is just for about 7-9 months.
Pericardial mesothelioma is very difficult to diagnose unlike the two earlier mentioned. It is very paramount to women that are of age (old). This type of mesothelioma starts from the cavity that encapsulates the upper region of the heart. It is the scarcest type of mesothelioma. It is also least common. As earlier stated of mesothelioma, it is caused by asbestos. Smokers are believed to be on the greatest attacking ends. Since pericardial is not common, it would be a great risk contacting it.Its cure in the same wise is not common.