Which affects the wall of the abdomen. It occurs in the tissues that line the abdominal cavity that contain a fluid that allows the organs to move and work properly. This is cancer, which is associated with exposure to asbestos, a mineral belonging to the amphibole group used in the manufacture of fire-resistant articles. Exposure to asbestos can result in serious health complications. Peritoneal mesothelioma is sometimes also called diffuse peritoneal mesothelioma, as this is where the cancer spreads. Among asbestos-related diseases, peritoneal mesothelioma is the most common cancer. Peritoneal mesothelioma can prove fatal in many circumstances, if the proper diagnosis and treatment is not made. The latency period is very long [10 to 50 years] and most of the time it is diagnosed when the disease is well distributed in the body.
Mesothelioma can affect any part and organs of the body if it is not detected in time. Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma Symptoms may not appear shortly after exposure to asbestos. It can take a long period of latency and symptoms can be clear after a long time.
• Most symptoms resemble flu
• Stomach pain and fever
• Abdominal swelling may occur
• Swelling of the abdomen, extreme pain in the internal organs may occur
• Shortness of breath accompanied by a persistent cough Due to the accumulation of fluid between the lining of the lungs and the thoracic cavity known as pleural effusion. Mesothelioma peritoneal origins Asbestos is the main cause of people who develop peritoneal mesothelioma. Asbestos is a material used in shipyards and industries. Asbestos adds to the durability and quality of fire resistance and gives strength to products and protects them from corrosion. Inhalation of asbestos can be serious and fatal in many cases. It causes scar tissue to develop on lower lobes of both lungs, resulting in minor cuts and lacerations in the tissue. It can impair pulmonary elasticity and the lung’s ability to exchange enough gas. Diagnosis – mesothelioma AOne peritoneal major obstacles in the diagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma lies in its symptoms resembling flu with fever and other symptoms. Many patients and doctors are unable to recognize the disease unless the peritoneal mesothelioma tumors cause severe adnominal swelling and pain. The diagnosis can be based on X-rays or scanning. In these two diagnostic methods, detailed images of the body are taken in which the complete image of the body becomes clear and the doctor is able to identify where the cancer cells lie. Sometimes, exploratory surgery is also performed on the basis of the doctor’s recommendation. In addition, a biopsy is performed in which a sample of cells is taken from the affected part of the body, and tested under the microscope to verify abnormal growth. A blood test is also done to rule out the possibilities of other diseases and conditions.