What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos, a deadly material that’s been used in a variety of industries.. There are four types of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lungs and is the most common type of malignant mesothelioma, accounting for about 75 percent of cases. This devastating disease originates in the lining of the lungs, heart and abdomen, sometimes also affecting the testicles.

Learn more about the different types of mesothelioma here.

This video, shared by Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance in 2012, explains more about this malignant condition, such as how it develops, its symptoms and the various treatment options.

Discover more about the symptoms of mesothelioma here.

Mesothelioma Research News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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