Mesothelioma Facts

Facts about Cancer from Asbestos

  • Rare form of cancer affecting the mesothelium, the cellular lining of major organs
  • Can show up in the lungs, the heart, the area around the heart, or the lining of the abdominal cavity
  • The only known cause is asbestos
  • Smoking does not cause mesothelioma
  • Industrial, construction, and railroad workers were commonly exposed to asbestos
  • Mesothelioma can occur many years after asbestos exposure
  • Family and people sharing a household with a worker who has been exposed to asbestos have also been diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • There are treatment options to improve quality of life
  • Symptoms include: shortness of breath, wheezing, pain, coughing, hoarseness, fatigue, weight loss, and coughing up blood
  • Diagnosis can be difficult because it shares symptoms with many other disorders
  • Medical tests may be needed to diagnose mesothelioma, such as an X-ray, CT scan, and biopsy

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