Friday, July 9, 2010

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Peritoneal Mesothelioma is less common than the pleural form.Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer of lining of abdominal cavity.The latency period of peritoneal mesothelioma appers shorter for asbestos-exposed individuals with symptoms appearing 20-30 years after exposure.The main reason for mesothelioma is asbestos.Jobs related to working with asbestos or continues exposure to asbestos particles are enough for one to attacked bt mesothelioma.There are many types os mesothelioma.Here i am focussing on peritoneal mesothelioma.

Now lets check Peritoneal mesothelioma in more details such as symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma,diagnosis etc

Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Main symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include

1.Abdominal pain

2.Weght loss




These are the common symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma.But in some cases peritoneal mesothelioma is found incidentally when the patient has sought help for another health problem such as gallbladder, hernia or pelvic mass.So symptoms may vary from person to person in case of peritoneal mesothelioma.

Doctors says that patient experience symptoms 6 months to 2 years before diagnosis.Late-stage peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms include bowel obstruction and increased tendency of the blood to clot.Anemia and low albemin level are also late symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma.

Various Stages Of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Currently there is no established staging system for peritoneal mesothelioma.But in accordance with TNM system peritoneal mesothelioma is classified into different stages.

First stage shows localized lesion able to be completely removed.In the second category of peritoneal mesotheliom include,the disease is contained with abdominal cavity on peritoneal and organ surfaces where debulking (the removal of as much, but not all of the tumor) is possible.

Some mesothelioma specialist explained that peritoneal mesothelioma can be classifid into four stages.The least or beginning or stage 1 include when the tumor has not spread and can be completely removed from surgery.THe next stage is when cancer cells are spread to periconal and organ surfaces.And treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma for this stage by surgery will result only in debulking of tumor.Malignant tissue cannot be removed by surgery.The last or most deadly part of peritoneal mesothelioma is when the cancers cells spread to other internal organs like lymph nodes.This is the last stage of peritoneal mesothelioma and is difficult to treat.

Treatment Of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Main treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma is multimodality treatment.This the common treatment for selected patients of peritoneal mesothelioma.Surgery is ineffective in case of peritoneal mesothelioma except in the case of stage 1 of peritoneal mesothelioma.

Cytoreductive is another treatment option for peritoneal mesothelioma.In this treatment surgery involves the removal of all or nearly all visible tumor, and, depending on the physician’s choice.other treatment options for peritoneal mesothelioma is same as other mesothelioma which include




I have explained details about these treatment in my older hubs.

Since peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare malignancy, specialized treatments should be conducted by doctors familiar with the disease.

If any one is infected with peritoneal mesothelioma don't get panic.Peritoneal mesothelioma can be recovered like any other disease if peritoneal mesothelioma patient has give proper treatment at right time.More information about peritoneal mesothelioma can be found on websites.I have also included the video of a person who has recovered from peritoneal mesotheliama.

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