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Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA (Respiratory medicine, Critical Care)

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Eisaku Kamakura, MD (Respiratory medicine)

Dr. Kamakura graduated from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry, and the Niigata University School of Medicine. He trained at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital and held positions in the Respiratory Medicine departments at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ome City General Hospital, and Musashino Red Cross Hospital. In 2021, he became the specially appointed assistant professor at the Department of General Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine.

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  • Shortness of breath when lying down

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Breathing out is easy but breathing in is difficult

  • Experiencing unexplained weight loss of more than 5% in one month

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is pleural mesothelioma?

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer that occurs in the thin tissue layer around the lungs. It's more common in people over 50 years old. The most likely cause is long-term exposure to a mineral called "asbestos".

Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma

  • I work in dusty or smoky environments or with asbestos

  • Chest pain when coughing or during deep breathing

  • Dry cough

  • Feeling breathless

  • Unintentional weight loss of more than 5% or 1-2kg in a month

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Chest pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pleural mesothelioma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pleural mesothelioma

  • Have you worked in construction or other jobs with asbestos, powders, or smoke exposure?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

  • Have you lost more than 2 kgs in a month without trying?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have a cough?

Treatment for pleural mesothelioma

Treatment for pleural mesothelioma typically includes surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these treatments.

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References

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  • Sinn K, Mosleh B, Hoda MA. Malignant pleural mesothelioma: recent developments. Curr Opin Oncol. 2021 Jan;33(1):80-86. doi: 10.1097/CCO.0000000000000697. PMID: 33186182.

    https://journals.lww.com/co-oncology/Abstract/2021/01000/Malignant_pleural_mesothelioma__recent.14.aspx

  • Janes SM, Alrifai D, Fennell DA. Perspectives on the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. N Engl J Med. 2021 Sep 23;385(13):1207-1218. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1912719. PMID: 34551230.

    https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMra1912719

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    https://www.esmoopen.com/article/S2059-7029(20)32619-3/fulltext

  • Wadowski B, De Rienzo A, Bueno R. The Molecular Basis of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Thorac Surg Clin. 2020 Nov;30(4):383-393. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2020.08.005. Epub 2020 Sep 12. PMID: 33012428; PMCID: PMC7536355.

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Reviewed By:

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA (Respiratory medicine, Critical Care)

Dr. Aguila graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has served as Assistant Professor since 2010.

Eisaku Kamakura, MD

Eisaku Kamakura, MD (Respiratory medicine)

Dr. Kamakura graduated from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry, and the Niigata University School of Medicine. He trained at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital and held positions in the Respiratory Medicine departments at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ome City General Hospital, and Musashino Red Cross Hospital. In 2021, he became the specially appointed assistant professor at the Department of General Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine.

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