Mesothelioma

A type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium)

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelial tissue, a membrane that surrounds several cavities inside of the human body, including the lungs[1]. Although mesothelioma has many possible causes, most cases can be traced to asbestos exposure.[2]

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer.[3] Most patients are diagnosed in their 60s and die at around age 70. It is different from asbestosis, another disease caused by asbestos. Mesothelioma has been the subject of many lawsuits.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "What is mesothelioma". Mesothelioma.Ninja. 12 August 2019.
  2. "Diseases and Conditions: Mesothelioma". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. "Survival Statistics for Mesothelioma". American Cancer Society. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. Larson, Aaron. "Mesothelioma and Asbestosis - Asbestos Law and Litigation". ExpertLaw. Retrieved 10 January 2017.