What is mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which often develops in lungs, abdomen and rarely in the protective lining around the heart.
A most common type, which is Pleural mesothelioma forms in lungs, peritoneal mesothelioma forms in abdomen and the rarest form – pericardial mesothelioma forms in heart.
The biggest cause of mesothelioma is exposure to microscopic asbestos fibers. These are mostly found on construction sites and electricians, steam fitters, pipefitters and plumbers are mostly exposed to it.
One important thing to remember is that not everyone exposed to asbestos is affected by this disease. These diseases are often caused by constant exposures and have latency period before finally showing any symptoms.