Mesothelioma is a rare debilitating disease and in most cases life threatening. Malignant Mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-OH-muh) occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs. The most common type is Pleural Mesothelioma which affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs (pleura). Rarer types affect the tissue in the abdomen, around the heart (Pericardial Mesothelioma) and testicles (tunica vaginalis).
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for many people with Mesothelioma, a cure is not possible. Instead, treatment for Mesothelioma is often focused on keeping you as comfortable as possible.
Asbestos is a product that can no longer be used because of its causal connection to Mesothelioma. In the past it was used in the manufacturing of many products. Those include:
If you notice that you have signs of Mesothelioma see your doctor immediately. Get treatment and call an attorney who can help determine where you came in contact with asbestos and who may be responsible for your disease.