Mesothelioma types are named for the cancer’s point of origin
Pleural, peritoneal and pericardial mesotheliomas.
June 24, 2010 – Mesothelioma is caused by
occupational asbestos exposure. There are four types of mesothelioma: pleural,
peritoneal, pericardial and testicular.
In each case, the cancer develops in the membranous linings that surround and
protect certain internal organs. The different names for each type of
mesothelioma refer to the point of origin of the cancer.
represents about 75 percent of all mesothelioma cases. Pleural mesothelioma is
caused by the inhalation of airborne asbestos fibers that become lodged in
the lining of the lungs, called the pleura.
Mesothelioma of the abdomen is called peritoneal mesothelioma.
Peritoneal mesothelioma accounts for approximately 15 percent of all types of
Pericardial mesothelioma is the
rarest form of the disease, and it affects the linings of the heart cavity. Less
than 10 percent of all types of mesothelioma cases are related to the heart.
mesothelioma is the rarest of all mesothelioma cancers, as less than 100
cases have been recorded.
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