How is mesothelioma diagnosed&staged?

Answer Mesothelioma is cancer of the lining of the lungs, stomach, heart and other organs. Most mesothelioma patients develop the disease after extended exposure to asbestos particles.SymptomsShortness of... Read More »

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Who discovered mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma was first discovered in South Africa by Dr. J.C. Wagner, who published an article in 1960 describing 33 cases involving blue asbestos, which had been mined primarily in South Africa si... Read More »

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a disease wherein malignant (cancerous) cells are located in the mesothelium, the protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. According to the National Cancer Ins... Read More »

What is pericardial mesothelioma?

Pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare cancer that affects the sac surrounding the heart and the lining of the heart itself. In some cases, the tumors completely encase the heart and push in... Read More »

Can mesothelioma occur for no reason?

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed and reported each year. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the thin, membranous tissue surrounding the inter... Read More »