What Are the Symptoms of Malignant Mesothelioma?
Usually, there are no symptoms in the early stages of this cancer. Symptoms may appear when the cancer is more advanced. Symptoms depend on where the malignant mesothelioma is located. This is a list of symptoms for all types and stages of this cancer:
Breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, especially if there is a recent change in the amount of walking or exercising you can do
Lumps in the belly
Nausea or vomiting
Pain or swelling in the belly
Pain under the rib cage or in the chest
Weight loss for no reason
Problems with blood clotting
Low level of red blood cells (anemia)
Although these are symptoms of malignant mesothelioma, they may also be signs of other less serious medical problems. If you have any of these symptoms, talk with your doctor.