Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that primarily develops in the lining that covers certain organs, including the lungs and heart. This type of cancer is caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. There are different types of mesothelioma tumors and cell types.
To help you understand more about the disease, we’ve described the four mesothelioma cell types.
Epithelial mesothelioma cells are organized and structured. The most common cell type, it accounts for 50 to 75 percent of all cases. These types of cells can be seen microscopically as uniformly shaped, with an elongated pattern and visible nuclei. Epithelial mesothelioma cells develop on any of the mesothelial linings.