Perhaps you’ve been looking forward to retirement after many years of working in a factory, shipyard or auto mechanics shop. Such jobs often require strenuous labor but can be a good way to provide for a family. If you have jilted anticipation for retirement because adverse health issues have developed, you’re not alone in your suffering.
Many people who have worked in jobs like yours through the years have also suffered poor health. In fact, asbestos exposure is a common cause of illness in places like factories, shipyards and auto shops. Discussing your symptoms with a physician who is well-versed in chronic illness issues is a first logical step to take to seek medical care and treatment. If your doctor diagnoses you with Mesothelioma, you’ll need a lot of care support as your illness progresses.
What are signs that you might have this type of cancer?
Have you ever felt “off” or “under the weather,” so to speak? It’s not uncommon for people to feel ill without knowing exactly why. Perhaps you caught a cold from someone or are coming down with the flu. If, however, a period of time passes and you still don’t feel well, there may be a more serious, underlying reason. Feeling chronically fatigued can be a symptom of Mesothelioma.
The following list shows other symptoms that suggest you might have Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure for which there is no cure:
- A raspy-sounding voice
- Lingering cough
- Difficulty swallowing
- Lower back pain
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Trouble breathing
- Swelling in arms or face
It’s always a good idea to report such symptoms to your doctor. If you happen to have worked in any of the industries mentioned earlier or in another workplace where you think it’s possible that you might have had asbestos exposure on the job, you’ll want to make sure the doctor attending to your needs knows about it.
Additional symptoms that are cause for concern
Mesothelioma can cause other symptoms, which may or may not include abdominal pain or swelling, nausea or vomiting, an irregular heartbeat or constipation. The type of treatment plans your medical team puts together depends on how far advanced the disease is in your body, among other factors of consideration.
Sadly, many people who develop Mesothelioma might have remained healthy had their employers fulfilled their obligation to provide proper training, information and equipment on the job to keep them safe. Many people who believe their employers failed in this obligation choose to discuss their situations with someone who is well-versed in personal injury law.