Mesothelioma is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the cells in the linings inside the chest, abdomen, and space around the heart. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and claims an average of 3,000 lives per year. Fewer than 4,500 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed annually.
There are three major types of mesothelioma: pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma, affecting the lung’s protective lining in the chest cavity. Peritoneal and pericardial mesothelioma affects the abdominal and cardiac cavities and together accounts for one-fourth of mesothelioma diagnoses.
Occupational exposure is the most prevalent source of asbestos exposure, although the family members of asbestos workers are also at risk of exposure.
Those at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases include:
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