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Symptoms and Causes of Mesothelioma


2. Pleural Mesothelioma Symptoms

Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma as it counts for about 75-percent of all cases, says the Mesothelioma Group. It originates in the chest and forms in the pleura, which is the protective tissue around the lungs. “Pleural effusions (fluid buildup in the chest around the lungs) make it harder to breathe and causes chronic chest pain,” writes Mesothelioma Group.

The source goes on to list a number of typical symptoms which include shortness of breath, chest pains, dry cough, weight loss, and in some cases, limited movement in the chest making it difficult to breathe and causing unusual breathing sounds.

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