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What Are the Different Types of Mesothelioma?

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What Are the Different Types of Mesothelioma?

Pleural mesothelioma, the most common type of the disease, represents about 75 percent of all diagnoses. Peritoneal is the second most common type, and it accounts for 10 to 20 percent of diagnoses. Approximately 1 percent of cases are of the pericardial variety. Another rare type known as testicular mesothelioma represents less than 1 percent of all mesotheliomas.

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Pleural

It forms on the lining of the lungs, and current studies are leading to improved treatment and survival rates.

Learn about pleural mesothelioma

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Peritoneal

It affects the lining of the abdominal cavity and responds best to a combination of surgery and heated chemotherapy.

Learn about peritoneal mesothelioma

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Pericardial

Emerging from the lining of the heart, it’s the most challenging to treat because of the sensitive location.

Learn about pericardial mesothelioma

What Are the Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma symptoms can be so mild that few people notice or recognize them, and many don’t experience any of them until later stages of the cancer. Fatigue and slight pain around the tumor may surface in early mesothelioma stages. Late-stage symptoms are more noticeable and commonly provoke people to visit the doctor.

These late-onset signs can include shortness of breath, chronic pain near the tumor, weight loss, fluid buildup or bowel obstruction. Effective therapies can relieve symptoms, and some treatments, like talc pleurodesis, can even prevent symptom recurrence.

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