Types of Mesothelioma Cancer
Pleural mesothelioma is a tumor in which the lining of the lung, pleura or lung, will be affected by malignant cells. The pleura is a soft protective tissue that surrounds the lungs in the chest cavity. This helps the lungs in breathing (respiration) by producing a serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces to avoid disturbing the lung against the chest wall. Malignant cells, so entering the pleura, began to spread and affect the organs and surrounding tissues. This leads to further complications so that pain and symptoms. Severe pleural mesothelioma affects two categories: distributed or malignant (cancerous): This is a serious form of pleural mesothelioma that affects the pleura lining the lungs and surrounding organs.
Local and benign (non-cancerous): This is a non-cancerous form of mesothelioma, which does not affect all parts of the body except pleura. However, constricts the lungs causing shortness of breath, and in some severe cases, pneumothorax (lung failure)
Peritoneal Mesothelioma is a tumor of the peritoneum or membrane lining of the stomach, affecting many organs in the abdominal cavity include the stomach. Form of mesothelioma cancer is less common than the pleural form but is more aggressive, so the severe symptoms and short life expectancy. Like other cancers, peritoneal mesothelioma can also be either malignant or benign mesothelioma.
Pericardial or Pericardium Mesothelioma is the rarest form of cancer, accounting for less than 10% of cases of mesothelioma. In this form of cancer, fluid will accumulate in the sac that encloses the heart. The main cause of this disease is the inhalation of asbestos fibers for. Regarding the scarcity of the disease, doctors and researchers have not clearly understand how asbestos fibers enter the heart lining or pericardium. The only logical explanation so far about this form of cancer is a possibility of asbestos fibers, is converted into small pieces, transported from the lungs to the heart through the blood circulation.
Once the asbestos fibers into the hearts, they expand the network in the chest cavity and the pericardium with fluid overload, affect the heart and cause chest pain with breathing disorders. Each year, about 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed. On some limit their lives, patients with mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos which then causes horrible cancer mesothelioma. If you are, in some limits of your life, have worked in the asbestos rich environment or the use of asbestos material, you should contact your doctor for a diagnosis of mesothelioma is right and best treatment options available.