A Disease that will Limit Everything
Peritoneal Mesothelioma is a kind of cancer that damages a part of your abdomen called the peritoneum. It is also caused by ingesting too much asbestos fibers that eventually caused irritation, scarring and soon inflammation. The affected area of the abdomen will form a mesothelioma tumor.
The saddest part of having this kind of cancer is that your time will be limited and experts will give you six to twelve months life expectancy. Though you have options for treating yourself like having heated chemotherapy (HIPEC)can improve the life expectancy. Among the mesothelioma cancers, peritoneal is the second most common form. Even though peritoneal mesothelioma is considered the second most common, mesothelioma cancer is one of the rarest cancers discovered in the human body. Studies show that men represent the majority of the mesothelioma cases all over the world.
Symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, weight loss or anorexia, peritoneal effusion or fluid in the peritoneal cavity, hypercoagulability or blood clotting, inflammatory lesions, night sweats and intestinals obstructions are all of the struggle of a mesothelioma cancer patient. It is not your ordinary disease because your life will surely be limited. There are four stages for this kind of cancer. Experts will dictate the stages through the advancement of the disease through the help of a criteria.
Treatments like surgery, radiation therapy and heated chemotherapy is not exactly a treatment but an aid to help you to boost your immune system and regain the energy you need. Even though we know that chemotherapy will almost drain you, it is a big help to remove the cancer cells in your system. Late stages of cancer are very hard to treat because your body is almost eaten up by those disastrous cancer cells. And people who are on the last stage of cancer are waiting only for God’s miracle to happen.