- By Treven Pyles
Occupational asbestos exposure causes two major types of cancer: mesothelioma and lung cancer. Both affect the lungs and the chest by reducing lung function and causing pain and discomfort. Each can take decades to develop, but only months to spread to distant organs. They have similar diagnostic procedures, as well as treatment techniques.
Other facts you should know about lung cancer vs. mesothelioma:
There are several types of mesothelioma, each with its own symptoms. Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include difficulty swallowing, effusions (fluid), general fatigue, persistent chest pain, persistent dry cough, shortness of breath and weight loss. Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include abdominal pain, ascites (fluid), bowel irregularity, general fatigue, nausea/vomiting, seizures and weight loss. Symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma include chest pain, difficulty breathing, fever, general fatigue, heart murmurs, irregular heartbeat and weight loss.
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