Mesothelioma is a classification of aggressive cancerous conditions that are attributed to the prolonged exposure of people to asbestos, usually in an occupational capacity. The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma are usually the result of the thickened peritoneum along with the accumulation of fluid and formation of tumors that place the organs under excessive pressure. Some of the signs of peritoneal mesothelioma are a pain in the abdomen, obstructed bowel functions, skin lumps, and loss of weight, exhaustion, and distention of the abdomen. A conclusive diagnosis can only be made through establishing the medical history of the patient along with a physical examination that is aimed at assessing the overall health of the patient. It is also necessary for the doctor to carry out imaging tests and biopsies that make it possible to confirm whether or not one has peritoneal mesothelioma. Biopsies involve an operation that constitutes the extraction of membrane tissues to establish the presence of cancer. The extracted tissues undergo laboratory tests to find out whether cancerous mesothelium cells exist in the membrane. The results of the test determine the next step, and a positive result requires timely medical attention through the most ideal and effective treatment option that is available for the patient. In case you have had any of these symptoms then call Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC in Morgantown a mesothelioma law firm.