Symptoms may not appear until 20 - 50 years or longer after exposure to asbestos, and may include:
Abdominal bloating Abdominal pain Chest pain Cough Fatigue Shortness of breath Weight loss
Signs and tests
- Chest CT
Cytology of pleural fluid Open lung biopsy Pleural biopsy
Mesotheliomas are often hard to diagnose under the microscope. It can be hard to distinguish between this disease and similar conditions and tumors.