Mesothelioma Symptoms

Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. The onset of symptoms is gradual, and a person often experiences symptoms for four to six months before the diagnosis is made.

You should see a health-care provider if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty in breathing (dyspnea) is the most common complaint
  • Chest discomfort
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Easy fatigability
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

The above listed symptoms may be caused by mesothelioma or by other, less serious diseases. Only a health-care provider can make a diagnosis with the help of various exams and tests.