What’s peritoneal Mesothelioma?
Asbestos causes peritoneal Mesothelioma, a type of cancer. If you eat or breathe in asbestos fibers, they can get stuck in your stomach lining. The fibers could move to the abdomen lining through the digestive or lymphatic systems. But experts haven’t agreed on a single way that asbestos gets into the abdomen lining.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma is the second most common type of mesothelioma cancer. About 15–20 percent of all cases are diagnosed with this type.
In the United States, less than 1,000 people are diagnosed with it each year.
Common signs are pain and swelling in the abdomen, weight loss, and fluid buildup in the abdomen.
A series of tests, like imaging tests, blood tests, and biopsies, are used to make a diagnosis.
Surgery, heated chemotherapy, and immunotherapy are all ways to treat peritoneal Mesothelioma.
Depending on the person’s case, the prognosis for peritoneal Mesothelioma can range from two to six years of life.