Mesothelioma is a disease that is caused due to exposure to Asbestos. Symptoms are hard to identify as they can seem to be a simple contraction of the common cold 30 to 50 years after your exposure to asbestos. Yes, that’s right, imagine being exposed to Asbestos when you were 20 and getting Mesothelioma cancer when you are 50. You spent your youth working in an industry giving your hard work and as compensation you get Mesothelioma Cancer because of your employer’s negligence.
Any worker or a friend of family member of a worker having worked in an Asbestos environment should ensure that they get themselves checked for Mesothelioma cancer when they seem to fall ill without a reason.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma are similar to that of Tuberculosis and Asthma to a large extent. Some victims may have mild symptoms before suddenly developing the Mesothelioma cancer.
Symptoms of Meosthelioma include:
A change in cough pattern or persistent cough
- Difficulty swallowing
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden pain in chest or Abdomen
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of Weight
A doctor’s diagnosis will be tough unless the doctor is aware of your history. Mesothelioma cancer is rare, except for incidences in the Asbestos industry so make sure any symptoms of illness are presented to the doctor with your history.
Anyone who has been exposed to Asbestos may develop these symptoms and would be due legal compensation due to employer’s negligence so be prepared, get complete knowledge of the disease.