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Mesothelioma information and resources for a local mesothelioma and lung cancer specialists. Information on Mesothelioma and what the symptoms are. According to the American Cancer Society, between 2,500 and 3,500 people in the US are diagnosed every year with mesothelioma, a rare and dangerous cancer that effects the lungs. Mesothelioma starts in the mesothelium, which includes the:
- Pleura, the thin layer of tissue that lines the lungs.
- Pericardium, the sac around the heart.
- Peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdomen.
Pleural Mesothelioma usually starts in the pleura. This type of mesothelioma also is called malignant pleural mesothelioma. If you are a person who is need of assistance or if you are a mesothelioma patient , you should do everything in your power to find a local mesothelioma specialist. You do not want an inexperienced oncologist who has never treated mesothelioma before. One of our patient advocates will help you find a local mesothelioma specialist in your area.