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Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

OncoLink Team
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Ultima Vez Modificado: 7 de mayo del 2013

Question

What are early signs or symptoms that I might have mesothelioma?

Answer

Joe Friedberg, MD, Thoracic Surgeon at Penn Medicine, responds:

Approximately 90% of patient present with shortness of breath, chest pain, or both. Less commonly, patients can present with a collapsed lung and have sudden onset of significant difficulty with breathing. Blood clots, pneumonias, small bowel obstruction (that can present with cramping intermittent abdominal pain, vomiting, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea), or cardiac symptoms may occur for patients with more advanced disease. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma on OncoLink.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the transcript from the Focus on Mesothelioma webchat.

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