Mesothelioma is a lung cancer that affects the mesothelium of the lung. Mesothelium is a membrane that covers the lungs and other organs. It is often caused due to prolonged exposure to asbestos. Other causes include zeolites, radiation, and more. Treatments include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how mesothelioma is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis
Here's what you should know about mesothelioma, a deadly cancer, including symptoms, causes, prognosis, and treatment.
The Link Between Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma
Where is asbestos found? Who’s at highest risk to get cancer? Learn more about the link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is found naturally in rock and soil. When these mineral fibers are released into the air and breathed in over long periods of time, they can cause lung disease. WebMD explains how you can be exposed to asbestos and the potential health risks it poses.
The Types of Lung Cancer
Learn more from WebMD about different types of lung cancers, their characteristics and prevalence.