It’s often decades between initial asbestos exposure and the time someone presents full-blown symptoms of mesothelioma. More often than not, people with mesothelioma will show particular symptoms months before receiving a formal diagnosis. For that reason, anyone who believes they were exposed to asbestos must be able to recognize the early warning signs of mesothelioma.
General Signs and Symptoms
The very early warning signs of mesothelioma can easily be confused with a common cold or symptoms of other illnesses. Here’s are some of the most common warning signs people miss during the first few months.
Loss of Appetite
Unexplained Weight Loss
If you experience more than one of these symptoms for more than a week and believe you were exposed to asbestos 20-40 years ago, it’s probably a good idea to go to the doctor and voice your concerns.
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Warning Signs of Pleural Mesothelioma
Asbestos exposure can cause different types of mesothelioma, but pleural is one of the most serious kinds. People who experience the following symptoms are more likely to have pleural mesothelioma and should see a doctor immediately.
Shortness of breath
Pain around underarm or upper back
Hoarse voice and sore throat
The earlier you seek medical assistance, the better your odds of treating mesothelioma before it has a chance to worsen or metastasize. The longer you wait, the more likely the condition is to worsen or even become terminal.
If you or someone you love were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you deserve a team that will fight for you. If you’d like to discuss your case with an experienced mesothelioma attorney from Richmond Vona, LLC, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.