Mesothelioma sufferers develop malignent cells within the mesothelium - a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. The most commonly affected area is the pleura - the outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity - but Mesothelioma can also occur in the peritoneum (the abdominal cavity lining) or the pericardium (the lining around the heart).
Mesothelioma typically occurs in people who have been employed in jobs which have resulted in their inhaling asbestos dust or fibres. It can also occur in family members who have been exposed to asbestos contaminated clothing or people who have been exposed to asbestos in the home - typically during home renovation, when asbestos or asbestos cement products may be exposed.
•Mesothelioma - An Introduction
•Mesothelioma - Catch It Early To Avoid Big Trouble
•Mesothelioma - Is Cancer Hibernating in You?
•Mesothelioma Fact - Alarming Truth
•Mesothelioma And Asbestos - The Killer Connection
•Mesothelioma - Suing for Compensation