Types of Mesothelioma


There are three types of mesothelioma. These types are based on the location of where cancer develops. These three types are pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial mesothelioma. Let’s see each one of them.

Pleural Mesothelioma

In the case of pleural mesothelioma, the cancer develops in the lining of the lungs. In most cases, pleural plaques develop around the patient’s lungs and chest. It can be an indication that the patient may have pleural mesothelioma.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma is mesothelioma which develops in the abdominal area and other nearby organs. In this case, the part that is attacked by the cancer is the peritoneum. This type of mesothelioma is one of the most uncommon types of mesothelioma. It is estimated about 500 people diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in the U.S each year.

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs, peritoneal the abdomen and the pericardial the area around the heart. The attacked part, in this case, is the pericardium, which surrounds the heart. According to physicians, this type of mesothelioma happens due to inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers where these fibers make their way into the patient’s bloodstream and then enter the pericardium.

Which One Is the Most Common Mesothelioma?
The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma, which accounts for 75% of all mesothelioma cases. The second most common is peritoneal mesothelioma, accounting for around 10% to 20% of all cases. Pericardial mesothelioma accounts for 1% of all cases while testicular mesothelioma accounts for less than 1%, making both types the rarest of all.
Do you have mesothelioma? If the answer is yes, you need not face it alone. You can get compensation money. The number one cause of mesothelioma is asbestos. If you have mesothelioma, it is almost certain that there has been asbestos exposure in the past. If you have been working with asbestos or were a veteran, you may want to consult with a mesothelioma law firms so you can get compensation.


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