Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer which usually affects the lungs and stomach, but can also affect the heart and testicles. According to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance there are seven risk factors where mesothelioma is concerned:
The most well-known cause of mesothelioma lies with exposure to asbestos. This naturally occurring material has been used in various industries including construction, ship-building, insulation and many others. While most of the Western world has now banned the use of asbestos because of its dangers to human health, there are still some countries where its use is widespread. However, because asbestos is still found in older buildings, there is still a major risk for exposure.