Saturday, November 26, 2011

Epithelioid Mesothelioma


Epithelioid mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma.  epithelioid mesothelioma, is a type of cancer that occurs in the mesothelium, which is an epithelium (protective layer of tissue) that surrounds certain organs.   If epithelial mesothelioma cells are present, you may have a better prognosis and be more responsive to treatment in comparison to patients with other cell types. Understanding the characteristics of epithelioid mesothelioma, how it is diagnosed, Because malignant epithelial mesothelioma accounts for 50 to 70 percent of all cases. epithelioid Mesothelioma affects epithelial cells, which are found in the epithelium—a tissue lining found throughout the human body in areas that act as a barrier or separation between different body environments.
The individual cells are relatively uniform in shape with a unique tubular design and a cell nucleus that, when viewed under high magnification, is visibly distinguishable from other cell nuclei. However, other types of cancer can take a similar form, and if these cancers appear in the mesothelium, they can be puzzled with epithelioid mesothelioma. Epithelial cells perform different functions according to their location within the body, including protection, absorption, filtration, excretion, secretion and sensory reception.

Diagnosis of Epithelioid Mesothelioma

The process for diagnosing mesothelioma includes multiple steps and usually takes from 1to 3 months after the patient’s initial consultation. Though several new diagnostic tests are currently in the experimental stage,Epithelioid mesothelioma is not easily identified through the microscopic inspection of cells. biopsy remains the only way to accurately diagnose epithelioid mesothelioma. During a biopsy, a sample of the tumor is extracted for further evaluation. Depending on the type, number, and location of the mesothelioma tumors, biopsies may be acquired through endoscopic procedures such as thorascopic surgery or they may require more extended surgical procedures including tumor removal.Biopsies offer doctors a way to examine the cells and tissue associated with the tumor. 

Mesothelioma lawsuits
If you or loved ones has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or any other asbestos related disease, you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit or asbestos bankruptcy claim against a company who may be responsible for exposing you to asbestos because there is many expenses in your way one of the biggest expense coming your way will be a share of medical bills.Even with good medical insurance, some expenses will not be covered. 


Epithelioid mesothelioma Treatments

Treatment for epithelial mesothelioma is similar to treatments for other cell types. In fact, mesothelioma treatment more often depends on the stage and location of the cancer rather than the specific cell type. However, since epithelioid cells respond best to treatment, an epithelioid mesothelioma patient may be considered for a more aggressive treatment plan that patients with other cell types. Some of the most common treatments are:
surgery

chemotherapy

Radiation therapy


Types of Epithelioid mesothelioma


Diffuse - NOS 
Deciduoid
Small Cell 
Tubulopapillary
Poorly Differentiated 
Glandular
Histiocytoid
Well Differentiated Papillary 
Adenoid cystic
Microcystic
Macrocystic
Signet Ring 
Single File
Glomeruloid
Small Cell
Mucin Positive
Gaucher Cell-Like 

 Epithelioid Mesothelioma Symptoms

pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung 
weight loss
abdominal pain
bowel function problems
chest wall pain
 weight loss
blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up (hemoptysis)
shortness of breath
fatigue or anemia
wheezing, hoarseness, or cough



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