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 and Causes
WebMD explains mesothelioma, a deadly cancer, including symptoms and causes.
Mesothelioma: Tests, Diagnosis, and Treatments
WebMD explains the tests used to diagnosis mesothelioma and what treatments options are available.
The Types of Lung Cancer
Learn more from WebMD about different types of lung cancers, their characteristics and prevalence.
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.