What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma generally refers to the cancer of the mesothelial organs that form the protective lining of the lungs, heart and abdominal organs kills thousands of people every year. This site offers all the information you may need on mesothelioma, its diagnosis (see Mesothelioma Diagnosis), treatment (see Mesothelioma Treatment) and legal matters (see Mesothelioma Law).

All mesothelioma is not cancerous. It can be either benign mesothelioma or malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma cancer is difficult to diagnose and the usual tests for lung diseases come out to be negative with mesothelioma.

What are the types of Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is mainly of three types: Pleural Mesothelioma, Peritoneal Mesothelioma and Pericardial Mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma (malignant) refers to the cancer of the lung and rib lining and is the most common form. The second most common form, Peritoneal mesothelioma (malignant) is the cancer of the stomach lining and the rarest Pericardial mesothelioma (malignant) is the mesothelioma of heart lining.

What causes Mesothelioma?

The main cause of this disease is asbestos exposure (see Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure). The people working in asbestos (see Mesothelioma Asbestos) factories or other jobs that include exposure to asbestos are in the high-risk group. But the symptoms (see Mesothelioma Symptoms) of the disease usually take twenty to thirty years to develop. Symptoms may vary from breathlessness to fever to weight loss.

What can I do if I am diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

  • Don't panic. Mesothelioma Support is widely available in this country. Be assured of the fact that there are medical, financial, legal and emotional sources where a person diagnosed with mesothelioma can seek support. Avail all the accessible resources.

  • Keep yourself updated with the latest Mesothelioma Research on the treatment.

  • Visit your doctor regularly and follow the medical procedures.

  • Get appropriate legal guidance if you want to file a lawsuit for the asbestos injury.

More information can also be found here - www.asbestos.net

You can know more about Mesothelioma through the following links:

Types of Mesothelioma

M esothelioma Asbestos

M esothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Diagnosis

M esothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Law

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