Types of Mesothelioma Cancer
Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium – a protective membrane made of mesothelial cells that form sacs of fluid around human organs. These sacs allow organs to properly move and function. Mesothelioma cancer causes mesothelium cells to divide abnormally and uncontrollably.
The malignant cells can metastasize and spread to the organ they are protecting and to other organs as well. Mesothelioma cancers can take up to 50 years to be diagnosed.
The cancer is often advanced when diagnosed and many patients die within one to two years of diagnosis.