Mesothelioma is an aggressive malignant cancer that affects the lining membrane of the lungs and stomach, malignant mesothelioma or malignant mesothelioma is the most serious of all diseases associated with asbestos. Although rare, mesothelioma cancer is no longer considered rare. The main cause and risk factor for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
Mesothelioma has several types and can attack several parts of the body, among others:
- Mesothelioma pleura (lung membrane)This type is the most common of all mesothelioma. Usually caused by the frequent inhaling of asbestos fiber dust, which is then trapped in the pleura and causes scarring and inflammation.
- Peritoneal mesothelioma (lining of the abdominal cavity)The second most common type develops in the peritoneum, the tissue that lines the stomach. As with pleural mesothelioma, the cause is dust and asbestos fibers that either swallow or find a way to the digestive tract so that it settles and develops in the lining of the abdominal cavity.
- Pericardial mesothelioma (the sac encasing the heart)Mesothelioma is ranked third most often that attacks the tissue lining the heart. The cause is also asbestos, and this cancer develops from abnormal cells that have developed in the pleura. Somehow the process, but this asbestos dust can penetrate into the pericardium and develop in the heart membrane.
- Mesothelioma of the testes tunica vaginalis (the internal layer of male sex organs) and Mesothelioma uteri tunika serosa (the internal membrane of female intimate organs)Both types of mesothelioma are the most rare. Although not exactly how the asbestos dust can settle and attack the female sex organs, and some cases show that asbestos dust is the main cause.