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