Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer

MCA LogoThe Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families.

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body’s internal organs, known as the mesothelium. There are three recognized types of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease, accounting for roughly 70% of cases, and occurs in the lining of the lung known as the pleura. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum and pericardial mesothelioma originates in the pericardium, which lines the heart.

An individual may be at risk to develop mesothelioma if he or she was exposed to asbestos in the workplace or at home. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and the inhalation of asbestos particles. In most cases, mesothelioma symptoms will not appear in an individual exposed to asbestos until many years after the exposure has occurred. Those with a past asbestos exposure history experiencing symptoms should consult a physician with experience in accurately diagnosing mesothelioma. The earlier mesothelioma is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be caught at an early stage. At earlier stages of mesothelioma progression, more treatment options are available and oftentimes a better prognosis is given. Additional mesothelioma information and statistics can be found in this section.

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Mesothelioma is a deadly type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.  For comprehensive information on this disease and how it is treated, please visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Another resource is the Pleural Mesothelioma Center at  Pleural mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer that develops in the thin layer of tissue surrounding the lungs. The disease is caused primarily by the inhalation of microscopic asbestos fibers, which can become lodged in the lining around the lungs and trigger a chain of physiological reactions that eventually can lead to cancer.
Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure that usually affects older adults because of its long latency period. Mesothelioma Guide offers information about the mesothelioma survival rate and other important information about how to improve a patient’s prognosis.

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