Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many internal organs (known as mesothelium). The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall.
More than 80% of mesothelioma cases occur when exposed to asbestos. The higher the risk the greater the risk. By 2013, around 125 million people have been exposed to asbestos at work worldwide. High rates of illness occur in those who mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, work with asbestos products, live with asbestos workers, or work in buildings with asbestos. The asbestos exposure and the onset of cancer usually differ from about 40 years. Washing the clothes of a person working with asbestos also increases the risk. Other risk factors include infections with genetics and simian virus. Diagnosis can be suspected on the basis of chest X-ray and CT scan findings, and it is confirmed either by cancerous fluid or cancerous tissue biopsy.
Prevention Center to reduce the contact of asbestos. Treatment often involves surgery, radiation therapy
In 2015, about 60,800 people had mesothelioma, and 32,000 died from the disease. Rates of mesothelioma vary in different areas of the world. Rates are higher in Australia, the United Kingdom, and lower in Japan. It occurs in about 3,000 people per year in the United States. It occurs more often in males