Types

Types

In general terms, types of Mesothelioma refer to various/different places where the disease might occur. However, some people also take the term “types of Mesothelioma” as various cell types of Mesothelioma which might arise in each location as well.

Here, we discuss various types of Mesothelioma (not cell types). The following key facts might show some ideas about types of Mesothelioma:

  • Mesothelioma is generally and most usually likely to start or develop around the lungs or abdomen (in other words, the lining of these organs)
  • The most common type of cell, epithelioid, is taken as most responsive to treatment.
  • Whenever a treatment method for Mesothelioma is identified to be started, it is tailored to the specific type of Mesothelioma that goes right down to the microscopic cells that make up the disease (or cancer).
  • During a treatment method of Mesothelioma, the clinical trials, participants may be recruited on the basis of their type of Mesothelioma.

Now, we focus on the types of Mesothelioma that are identified by location. In terms of location, there are four types of Mesothelioma. They are listed as: