Exposure to asbestos is the cause of mesothelioma – a type of cancer that affects the mesothelium. This is a thin membrane that lines the inner surface of the chest wall, the abdomen, the heart and the testicles. The mesothelium also surrounds the organs found within these cavities, such as the heart, lung and intestines. Mesothelioma affecting the lungs is the most common form of this life-threatening disease.
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understand how mesothelioma is diagnosed and treated.