Learn About Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that usually occurs in the thin layer of tissue that lines the lungs (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). Mesotheliomas are thought to be related to asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma Symptoms and Diagnosis
Early symptoms of mesothelioma, such as shortness of breath, chest pain and a dry cough, are similar to many other lung conditions. A diagnosis is often not made until the disease is in an advanced stage.
Treating and Managing Mesothelioma
Treatment options for mesothelioma include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and palliative care. What works best for you depends on your cancer, your overall health and your treatment goals.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
A diagnosis of mesothelioma is very serious, and you and your loved ones will have many questions for your care team.