What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is one of the various incurable diseases that is often known as an uncommon form of cancer which generally/frequently starts from the linings of the lungs/chest (also known as the pleura) or the abdomen/stomach (also known as the peritoneum). Once the thin layer of tissue covering various internal organs are exposed to asbestos, the result usually results in the person suffering from Mesothelioma. Mostly, the individuals that suffer from Mesothelioma have a low rate of survival as it has ho proper cure. Mesothelioma begins from the mesothelium cells present in human body (internal organs to be most precise). The mesothelium is often visualized as a membrane which, by itself, acts as a cover or a protector of most of the internal…

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Types

There are four primary types of mesothelioma based on the location where a tumor first develops

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  • Pleural Mesothelioma

    Pleural Mesothelioma has been named after the place or location where it is formed in the…

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  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma

    First symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma, which could not appear until 20 to 50 years of exposure…

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  • Pericardial Mesothelioma

    As the name implies, pericardial mesothelioma affects the lining of the heart itself. Surgery and chemotherapy…

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  • Testicular Mesothelioma

    Testicular mesothelioma is most rare of all types of Mesothelioma. Most patients that are suffering from…

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Stages

Mesothelioma has four stages that doctors can use to determine extent of the cancer within the body.

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  • Stage 1 Mesothelioma

    In stage 1, Mesothelioma is not considered as life-threatening as some people think it is. The…

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  • Stage 2 Mesothelioma

    Also known as an early-stage cancer, stage 2 Mesothelioma is often more dangerous in comparison to…

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  • Stage 3 Mesothelioma

    Any individual diagnosed with stage 3 Mesothelioma has treatment options available to them as the disease…

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  • Stage 4 Mesothelioma

    The last stage of Mesothelioma is stage 4 Mesothelioma which is the most advanced stage of…

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The last stage of Mesothelioma is stage 4 Mesothelioma which is the most advanced stage of the disease. Even though…

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Any individual diagnosed with stage 3 Mesothelioma has treatment options available to them as the disease has not spread from…

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Also known as an early-stage cancer, stage 2 Mesothelioma is often more dangerous in comparison to stage 1 Mesothelioma and…

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