What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a type of aggressive cancer of the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the lining that covers most of your internal organs including the lungs, heart, stomach and a number of other major organs. The most common type of mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs though mesothelioma of the abdomen and the heart also affect a large number of people.

This type of cancer develops due to prolonged exposure to asbestos particles. People who work in industries where they inhale asbestos over long periods of time tend to suffer from this type of rare cancer. To date there is no known cure for mesothelioma and available treatment is only aimed at keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.