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Epithelioid Mesothelioma


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Pain
  • Chest pain caused by fluid buildup in the lungs is the most common symptom of this type of cancer.[mesowatch.com]
  • The epithelioid cell type is most often seen with malignant pleural mesothelioma, of which symptoms include chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath) and pleural effusion (fluid buildup around the lungs).[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
Fatigue
  • These inflammatory cells form dense bundles that form tumors solely in the lining of the lungs, causing symptoms of chest pain, fatigue, and weight loss.Treatments for lymphohistiocytic mesothelioma are standard for other cancers, but this unique type[mesowatch.com]
Physician
  • Image Testing Diagnosing epithelioid malignancy typically starts with imaging tests after physicians look at the patient’s symptoms, medical history and other health factors.[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
Weakness
  • However, late-stage diagnoses might leave patients confined to palliative care, as they may be too weak to handle treatment side effects.[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
Dyspnea
  • The epithelioid cell type is most often seen with malignant pleural mesothelioma, of which symptoms include chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath) and pleural effusion (fluid buildup around the lungs).[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
Pleural Effusion
  • The epithelioid cell type is most often seen with malignant pleural mesothelioma, of which symptoms include chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath) and pleural effusion (fluid buildup around the lungs).[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
Chest Pain
  • Chest pain caused by fluid buildup in the lungs is the most common symptom of this type of cancer.[mesowatch.com]
  • The epithelioid cell type is most often seen with malignant pleural mesothelioma, of which symptoms include chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath) and pleural effusion (fluid buildup around the lungs).[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
Suggestibility
  • Rather, studies suggest it develops in response to female hormones, prior surgery, endometriosis or foreign fibers.[mesowatch.com]

Workup

Pleural Effusion
  • The epithelioid cell type is most often seen with malignant pleural mesothelioma, of which symptoms include chest pain, dyspnea (shortness of breath) and pleural effusion (fluid buildup around the lungs).[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]

Treatment

  • Treatment for Epithelioid Mesothelioma Biopsies are one of the first steps in defining a general treatment plan.[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
  • Cancer treatments are most effective when tailored to the particular type of cancerous cell, so misdiagnosing biphasic mesothelioma can lead to insufficient treatment.[mesowatch.com]

Prognosis

  • Prognosis for Epithelioid Mesothelioma Prognosis vs.[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]
  • Patients with more epithelial cells generally receive a better prognosis, while patients with more sarcomatoid cells receive a poorer prognosis.[mesowatch.com]

Prevention

  • Biopsies allow for histology and cytology opportunities, which dive into cell characteristics and help prevent misdiagnosis by separating cell type from other diseases and detect the type of mesothelioma that a patient has.[mesotheliomadiagnosis.com]

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