What are the symptoms of mesothelioma? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
  • Pleural effusions: These are the buildup of extra fluid around the lungs and are found in 90 percent of victims. Pleural effusions are also present in conditions such as embolisms and heart failure, resulting in delayed diagnosis of the mesothelioma.
  • Fever and excessive sweating: Fevers without a cold or any other conditions indicate a possible issue, as does excessive night sweats.
  • Unexplained weight loss: This occurs in one-third of victims.
  • Difficulty swallowing: This is one of the earliest symptoms of mesothelioma and may be accompanied by reflux, hoarseness, or something stuck in the back the victim’s throat.
  • Fatigue: This is also one of the early signs of mesothelioma.