Signs And Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a very rare, but aggressive and deadly type of cancer that occurs in the tissue that covers most of your internal organs.

Pleural mesothelioma affects the tissue surrounding the lungs. Signs and symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Painful coughing
  • Unusual lumps of tissue under the skin on the chest
  • Chest pain concentrated under the rib cage
  • Unexplained weight loss

Peritoneal mesothelioma affects tissue in the abdomen. Signs and symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include:

  • Abdominal pain or swelling
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Lumps of tissue in the abdomen

Other types of mesothelioma may have different symptoms, including chest pains, difficulty breathing or swollen masses on the body. If you are experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma, seek medical attention promptly.

See A Doctor, Then Contact An Attorney

Because mesothelioma is so rare, these signs and symptoms are most often related to other health conditions. However, it is important to have a doctor evaluate your symptoms, conduct additional testing if necessary and make an accurate diagnosis.

Be sure to notify your doctor if you have been exposed to asbestos, or if unusual symptoms continue to bother you. If your doctor does diagnose mesothelioma, it is important to contact a lawyer. The attorneys of Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC, can help you protect your legal rights and understand your options for pursuing compensation.

Contact Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC, To Arrange A Consultation

The firm represents personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no cost to you to speak with an attorney. To learn more about your options if you or a loved one has been affected by mesothelioma, please contact the firm at 888-339-0696. From office in Mandeville, Louisiana, the firm represents clients all over the state and nationwide.