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Mesothelioma (cont.)

What Are Mesothelioma Symptoms and Signs?

Patient Comments

Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. The onset of symptoms is gradual, and a person often experiences symptoms for four to six months before the diagnosis is made.

You should see a health-care provider if you have any of the following symptoms:

The above listed symptoms may be caused by mesothelioma or by other, less serious diseases. Only a health-care provider can make a diagnosis with the help of various exams and tests.

What Specialists Treat Mesothelioma?

Patients with mesothelioma will usually require treatment by an oncologist (cancer specialist) or pulmonologist (lung specialist).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/21/2016

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Malignancies involving mesothelial cells that normally line the body cavities, including the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, and testis, are known as malignant mesothelioma, which may be localized or diffuse.

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