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What Causes Peritoneal Mesothelioma?

What causes peritoneal mesothelioma? The answer is clear cut, it is only caused by exposure to asbestos, a microscopic natural fiber that was used heavily in industry. Asbestos is said to reach the abdominal wall by one of two methods. The first is through ingested asbestos fibers which are processed through digestion and become lodged […]

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Treatments

Peritoneal mesothelioma treatments can be difficult since by the time the patient is aware of the cancer it has typically progressed to later stages of development, but doctors typically recommend treatment to patients to combat the cancer and aid in pain relief. Common treatments used for patients with mesothelioma include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation . Chemotherapy medications and radiation […]

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are not necessarily unique to the disease, so diagnosing peritoneal mesothelioma requires more than an observation of symptoms. Most symptoms associated with abdominal mesothelioma accompany other, often less serious, medical conditions. Most peritoneal mesothelioma diagnoses are made when the malignancy is in an advantage stage and diagnosis, alone, takes on average […]