Peritoneal Mesothelioma is the cancer of the abdominal
lining or stomach lining. The peritoneal is the membrane
that surrounds the abdomen.
Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma range from stomach
pains, loss of appetite, nasuea, and abdominal swelling.
Fluid commonly accumulates in the abdominal caivty causing the
swelling and pain. The syptoms can become quite serous
over time as the swelling will exert great force on
surrounding organs and lead to great pain.
Approximately 10-20% of mesothelioma cases are classified
as peritoneal mesothelioma. The survival rate is
extremely low and the survival time is often less than 1 year
from time of diagnosis. If this disease is
diagnosed early, it is possible to treat it with radiation or
chemotherapy. Using these treatments to stop peritoneal
mesothelioma from spreading, it is possible to survive this
disease for a long time after.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is not very common and thus has not
been fully studied. There are many clinical trials and
research studies being conducted to learn more about this