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Peritoneal Mesothelioma is caused by the development of the cancer in the protective mesothelium surrounding the abdomen. The symptoms are generally abdominal pains, bowel obstruction, and abnormal blood clotting. Due to the same reasons as in the Pleural region, in the cancerous peritoneal region there is immense stress put on the liver and the intestines. The stress on the liver leads to irregular amounts of hormones being injected into the blood stream. This directly affects the blood clotting mechanism of the system and might result in excessive blood clots resulting in the swelling of feet and ankles. The pressure applied by the cancerous peritoneal membrane can also lead to bowel obstruction which can result in the complete failure of the intestine system. Pelvic pains are also common because of the excessive fluid build up in the membrane.

Sixty percent of the cancers are Pleural Mesothelioma, nearly all the rest are Peritoneal Mesothelioma and only about one percent is Pericardium Mesothelioma. The incubation period of the cancer is between 25 to 50 years and because of the commonness of the symptoms the cancers generally go unrecognized for a long time. It would be best for a person who has worked with Asbestos to have thorough check ups regularly and stem a cancer as early as possible.
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