What is Mesothelioma?
Malignant mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh) is one type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue.w e know that tissue covers the majority of our internal organs (mesothelium).
So we can say this is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for many people with mesothelioma, a cure is not possible.
Doctors divide mesothelioma into various types based on what part of the mesothelium is affected. This desease most often affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs (pleura). This type is called pleural mesothelioma. Other, rare and it affect tissue in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), around the heart and around the testicles.
Mesothelioma doesn't include a form of noncancerous (benign) tumor that occurs in the chest and is sometimes called benign mesothelioma or solitary fibrous tumor.