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Possible signs of malignant mesothelioma

Feb. 4 is World Cancer day, and one of the goals is to create awareness about the signs of symptoms of this disease. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that individuals in Kentucky or any other state could be stricken with. Understanding the warning signs of mesothelioma could make it possible to seek treatment sooner and possibly improve a patient's prognosis. In most cases, the fact that it has progressed relatively far before it is diagnosed makes it a challenge to cure.

It can also be challenging to cure malignant mesothelioma because it is resistant to chemotherapy. Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos have a higher risk of eventually contracting malignant mesothelioma, which is otherwise a rare form of cancer. Signs of this condition that a person to watch for include back pain, losing weight unexpectedly or a dry cough. Other symptoms may include difficulty swallowing or fatigue.

Those who have pain in their abdomen or changes in bowel movement habits could also be at risk for this condition. Those who have these symptoms are encouraged to seek a diagnosis and get treatment as soon as possible. A medical professional may also be able to talk more about whether an individual could be at a higher risk for mesothelioma or other forms of cancer.

Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos and get mesothelioma as a result may be entitled to compensation. This may come from an employer or from a company that made products containing this material. Compensation may help pay medical bills or other costs related to a cancer diagnosis. Individuals pursuing legal action might benefit from doing so with the help of an attorney. An attorney may represent an individual in court or during settlement talks.

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