Mesothelioma is a form of cancer and asbestos-related disease that affects the protective lining of the lungs and abdomen. Doctors find it hard to diagnose a mesothelioma because it’s signs and symptoms are very much the same with other common ailments and it’s already in the advance stages when diagnosed. This disease is more prevalent in men over the age of 65 than children and women who will have this cancer possibly due to secondary exposure to asbestos.
Developing mesothelioma during pregnancy can cause no harm to the baby. There is no chance that the asbestos will affect the baby since it is not genetically transmitted. Chest pain, abdominal pain, swelling, anemia and fever are some of the symptoms that often mistaken as pneumonia which results in slow detection of the cancer.
Mesothelioma facts including symptoms, treatment, risk factors and diagnosis are available in the internet. If you or any of your family member is being exposed in asbestos fibers and dust it takes years before the cancer is diagnosed. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the two possible treatment to cure the cancer. Pregnant women are safe to undergo traditional chemotherapy treatment.