Mesothelioma Questions

Mesothelioma FAQs

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Question: Are all types of mesothelioma malignant? Answer: Not all types of mesothelioma are malignant. Like many other cancers, there are some cases that prove to be benign. Benign mesothelioma can be treated with surgery. A tumor of this type is a solid mass and is often successfully excised through surgery. Malignant mesothelioma is usually […]

Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma is undoubtedly the deadliest form of cancer, and is considered by most physicians and medical professionals to be fatal due to the difficulty in diagnosing the cancer in time for any treatment to be effective. In fact, one study showed that on average, patients live only 242 days after diagnosis. Because the typical symptoms […]

Mesothelioma Research

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Considerable progress has been made in the field of mesothelioma research and clinical trials in recent years. Technology Although there is still no method for early detection of mesothelioma, there have been advances in technology. It is important for anyone who has knowingly been exposed to asbestos to tell their physician, who may suggest he […]

Pericardial Mesothelioma

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Less than 10% of reported cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed to be pericardial mesothelioma, making it the rarest of the three types of asbestos cancers. The pericardium is the sac of fibrous tissue that covers the heart and the bases of the main blood vessels. As with other types of mesothelioma, the only known cause […]

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

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One of the asbestos cancer forms is peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the peritoneum, or the thin membrane that lines the abdomen and the pelvic cavity. Approximately, 20% of reported mesothelioma cases are diagnosed to be peritoneal mesothelioma. While this type of mesothelioma is still associated with exposure to asbestos, this cancer is the result of […]

Pleural Mesothelioma

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Pleural Mesothelioma Pleural mesothelioma is the most prevalent form of mesothelioma, accounting for approximately 80% of all asbestos-related disease. The pleura, or the lining of the lungs becomes affected when asbestos particles are inhaled. As the lungs try to expel these particles, the small fibers become embedded in the lungs creating chronic inflammation. Eventually, as […]

What Is Mesothelioma?

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Definition of mesothelioma Mesothelioma is debilitating and dangerous form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. While mesothelioma is still a relatively rare form of cancer, the number of those affected has increased substantially in the past decade. While researchers and physicians are still searching for a cure for mesothelioma, science has allowed us to […]