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Mesothelioma Info

Mesothelioma is pronounced mee-so-thee-lee-oma and is a cancer of the mesothelium. This page will give you more info about this disease.

What is mesothelioma?

Many of the organs of the body are covered and protected by a thin membrane called mesothelium and consist of mesothelial cells. This membrane (mesothelium) is composed of two layers of cells, one which forms a sac around the organ and the other one surrounds the organ by a layer. This membrane (mesothelium) produces a lubricating fluid that allows these organs (such as the heart and lungs) to move smoothly inside the body. The name of this membrane (mesothelium) has various of names depending on the location of the body. The pericardial is the mesothelium that protects the heart. The pleural is the membrane that surrounds the lungs and the peritoneum is mesothelial tissue that surrounds the stomach. However, pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma cancer.

Mesothelioma cancer occurs when the mesothelioma cells divides out of order and control, in which they can spread (metastasize) to other organs in the body.

If you or anyone of your loved one is suffering from mesothelioma cancer, there are various of mesothelioma treatments available for you. You may also need to seek financial compensation by a mesothelioma lawsuit or settlement.



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