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Mesothelioma 101: Get the Information You Need to Learn

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is caused by asbestos and it affects the lining of internal organs, most commonly in the lungs and abdomen, and sometimes the heart and testicles. The most common form affects the lungs and it is called pleural mesothelioma. The next most common mesothelioma is called peritoneal mesothelioma and it affects the abdomen.



Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos may have breathed in asbestos dust and fibers, which may lead to mesothelioma cancer developing on the lung pleura. The pleura is the thin membrane lining of the lung and chest.



When an individual is exposed to high levels of asbestos they may develop cancer in the lining of the abdomen, which is called the peritoneum. This cancer found in the abdomen is called peritoneal mesothelioma, which results when asbestos has been ingested.



The lining of the heart is called the pericardium. When an individual is exposed to high levels of asbestos it may cause pericardial mesothelioma. This type is extremely rare and very difficult for a physician to diagnose.




Our complimentary informational packet is available to you for free. We want to help provide you information about mesothelioma, asbestos, treatment and your legal options. Let us help advocate for you and your family as you face the challenges of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Advocates Patient Services

Our Patient Advocates are here to help and advocate for patients and their families. You are not alone in this fight against cancer. Let a Patient Advocate assist you in finding a specialist by using our Specialist Matching Program. A Patient Advocate also can help guide you through the confusion of determining a mesothelioma medical treatment center. We can even assist you with a possible lawsuit. Take advantage of our experience and knowledge.



Mesothelioma is a rare disease that is unfamiliar to most of Americans. Our Patient Advocates provide the information and guidance you need in order to help you fight cancer. Whatever your question, we will have the answer or we will find out on your behalf.



There are many factors in determining whether a mesothelioma doctor is a good match for you. Our Patient Advocates can assist you in analyzing these factors and matching you with the proper specialist.



Are you a military veteran who has developed mesothelioma? We support our veterans and are here to help them answer any of their questions or concerns. Let us guide you through this difficult time and help you avoid the pitfalls of the Veteran Affairs Benefit system.


When you are looking for answers to your mesothelioma questions, time is of the essence. We encourage you to contact one of our Patient Advocates who can assist you with answering medical questions, financial assistance and legal options.

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