Malignant mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh) is a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs (mesothelium).Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for many people with mesothelioma, a cure is not possible.
Doctors divide mesothelioma into different types based on what part of the mesothelium is affected. Mesothelioma most often affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs (pleura). This type is called pleural mesothelioma. Other, rarer types of mesothelioma affect tissue in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), around the heart and around the testicles.Mesothelioma doesn't include a form of noncancerous (benign) tumor that occurs in the chest and is sometimes called benign mesothelioma or solitary fibrous tumor.
While most people are aware of the possible legal troubles which can come with any work injury, not as many people are familiar with mesothelioma and its outcomes. And that's not a bad thing. Mesothelioma is a challenging condition and one which is much more rare today than it was in the past before the effects of asbestos were known. However, even with the scientific innovations of medicine, mesothelioma is still a condition which can cause legal troubles as well as physical troubles. While there are more laws and regulations in place for handling mesothelioma cases, this does not mean the road is easy for managing the condition and for making sure restitution is paid to the affected worker. Readmore