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What is Malignant Mesothelioma?

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal body organs [mesothelium]. 

The most common areas affected by Mesothelioma are the lining of the lungs and abdomen.

Malignant Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive and deadly cancer that is incurable.

Malignant Mesothelioma is diagnosed in about 3,500 people each year in the U. S.

Three main types of Malignant Mesothelioma are; [1] Pleural Mesothelioma (lungs and chest wall), [2] Peritoneal Mesothelioma (abdomen), [3] Pericardial Mesothelioma (heart).

3 Main Malignant Mesothelioma Types

Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer

Pleural Mesothelioma, accounting for 75% of all Mesothelioma cases, is the most common type of Mesothelioma cancers with a survival rate between 6-18 months.

Pleural Mesothelioma forms in the pleura, the soft tissue that covers the lining of the lungs and chest wall. The standard treatments Pleural Mesothelioma include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Cancer


Peritoneal Mesothelioma is the second most common type of malignant Mesothelioma cancer, which develops on the protective lining surrounding the abdominal cavity [peritoneum] and accounts for about 20% of all diagnosed fatal Mesothelioma cases.

The prognosis for patients diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma is generally poor. The survival rate of a patient diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma will depend on tumor grade, gender, age, cancer stage and type of treatment.

Twenty-five percent of Peritoneal Mesothelioma patients survive three years after diagnosis.

Pericardial Mesothelioma Cancer

Pericardial Mesothelioma is very rare cancer that forms in the lining around the heart [Pericardium] and accounts for about one percent of all known Mesotheliomas [less than 150 cases]

The prognosis for patients diagnosed with Pericardial Mesothelioma is generally reduced compared to that of Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma patients.

Pericardial Mesothelioma treatment options are chemotherapy, palliative treatments, and surgery.

Malignant Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Symptoms Can Include:   

Abdominal Pain & Swelling
Bowel Obstruction
Blood Clotting Chest
Pain Under Rib Cage
Chronic Cough (Can be Wet or Dry cough) 

Difficulty Breathing
Difficulty Swallowing
Fluid in the Lungs
Lumps of Tissue in the Abdomen
Painful When Coughing
Shortness of Breath
Unexplained Weight Loss 

Malignant Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is usually diagnosed after a person goes to their doctor about symptoms they are having. Diagnosing Mesothelioma at an early stage is essential to have the best outcome possible with treatment.  

Since  Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, it is crucial for patients to be examined by a doctor who specializes in Mesothelioma cancer.   

Common Mesothelioma misdiagnoses are bronchitis, pneumonia, and COPD in its early stages (1-2). If you have a history of asbestos exposure, you should see a  doctor once a year to get tested.

Mesothelioma Diagnostic Methods

Blood Tests (Tumor  Markers)    

Chest X-Ray    

CT Scan (Computed Tomography) 


Endoscopic Biopsies    

Imaging Tests    

Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Laparoscopy    


Medical History and Physical Exam 

MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)    

Needle Biopsies    

Open Surgical Biopsy    

PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)    


Pulmonary Function Tests    

Removing Fluid for testing    

Test of Tissue Samples    

Tests of Fluid Samples    



Types of Mesothelioma 

Pleural Mesothelioma [Lungs]

Peritoneal Mesothelioma [Abdomen

Pericardial Mesothelioma [Heart]

Abdominal Mesothelioma 

Biphasic Mesothelioma 

Epithelial malignant Mesothelioma

Chrysotile Peritoneal Mesothelioma 

Malignant Mesothelioma Cystic Mesothelioma 

Testicular Mesothelioma  

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

The Statutes of Limitations is the period a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit. 

Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.

The Statute of Limitations begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies from Mesothelioma, not the date of their exposure.  

An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

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Mesothelioma primarily occurs in patients between the ages of 55-75

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  Pleural Mesothelioma (lungs) accounts for 70-90% of all Mesothelioma patients.  

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   The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.  

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  The average life expectancy is 12-21 months after a Mesothelioma diagnosis.  

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 Mesothelioma primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75 

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  There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S. 

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 25 Million People are at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma! 

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