Mesothelioma is an aggressive malignant cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and stomach, malignant mesothelioma or malignant mesothelioma is the most serious of all diseases associated with asbestos. Although rare, mesothelioma cancer is no longer considered rare. The main cause and risk factor for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.

4 Types of Cancer Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma has several types and can attack several parts of the body, including:

1. Pleural mesothelioma (lung membrane)

This type is the most common of all mesothelioma. Usually caused by frequent inhalation of asbestos fiber dust, which is then trapped in the pleura and causes scarring and inflammation.

2. Peritoneal mesothelioma (abdominal cavity membrane)

The second most common type develops in the peritoneum, the tissue that lines the stomach. Same with pleural mesothelioma, the cause is dust and asbestos fibers that are either ingested or find their way into the digestive tract so that it settles and develops in the lining of the abdominal cavity.

3. Pericardial mesothelioma (sac that covers the heart)

Mesothelioma is ranked third most often that attacks the tissue that lines the heart. The cause is also asbestos, and this cancer develops from abnormal cells that have developed in the pleura. Somehow the process, but asbestos dust can break into the pericardium and develop in the lining of the heart.

4. Mesothelioma of the testis tunica vaginitis (internal layer of male sex organs) and uterine mesothelioma tunica serosa (internal membranes of female sex organs)

Both types of mesothelioma are the least common. Although it is uncertain how exactly asbestos dust can settle and attack the female sex organs and men, but some cases do show that asbestos dust is the main cause.