Friday, 7 February 2014


What is mesothelioma?

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma can be defined as types of cancer which can grow in the tissues casing the lungs or the abdomen of human body. It is known as a cancer of mesothelium cells. These cells protection outer surface of our interior body organs is forming a lining that is known as the mesothelium.


Mesothelioma cancer was first discovered and known as a pathologic entity in 1870s by E. Wagner, who discovered 2 cases while studying of some 3000 autopsies. Conversely, this type of cancer was not recognized as distinct types of lung cancer till 100-years later. In 1960, a report done by E. Wagner found asbestos as a definitive cause of the diseases, quoting a study of thirty cases of mesothelioma in S. Africa including those who were open in their jobs as miners, other with simply passing contact. Few year later the British Journal of Industrial Medicine has confirmed that miners as well as those who lived near asbestos mines but did not work in mining were both developing the disease.

Doctors divide mesothelioma into 3 types:

1.Pericardial Mesothelioma: This type of cancer attacks in the protective lawyer covering the human heart. It can be rarest form.

2.Pleural Mesothelioma: It can affect the pleura, the lining nearby of human lungs. It can be most common form.

3.Peritoneal mesothelioma: This type of cancer attacks the lining of the abdomen of human body. We can say it’s second most common form.

Note: all the above 3 forms of mesothelioma are nearly caused by “Asbestos Exposure”

Types of Mesothelioma Treatment are:

The form of treatment/ cure can be receive depend on your diagnosis. Treatment is divided into two categories: 1) Curative and Palliative. The Curative cure like: surgery aim to get cancer out of body. If your tumours have not metastasized, you must have surgical choices. Various chemotherapy regimens & diverse radiation cure can help. Palliative cure aim to make you relaxed as you can live with cancer. In both types: Mesothelioma patients must ask about choice are Surgery,Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy.