Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma

The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma may include:

  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain that feels heavy, dull or aching
  • fever
  • weight loss
  • loss of appetite
  • a cough that doesn’t go away
  • fatigue.

All of these symptoms can be caused by conditions other than mesothelioma or cancer. If you have symptoms, you should always get them checked by your doctor, particularly if they don’t go away after a couple of weeks.

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What is cancer?

Cancer starts in cells of our body. Sometimes, cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

What is pleural mesothelioma?

Pleural mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in the pleura. The pleura are the linings that cover the lungs and lines the ribcage.