What is Mesothelioma?

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Mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer is a rare disease of cancer that strike a protective sac that cover almost every internal organs of a human body (mesothelium) by eating it away slowly thus its name Mesothelioma. If the cancer start from the inner side of the victim lung or from the inner chest wall its called pleural mesothelioma, and if the cancer start from the lining of the abdominal cavity it is called peritoneal mesothelioma.

The most probable factor in which Mesothelioma occur is  asbestos exposure, so people who meet asbestos in their daily activity such as asbestos miner, shipyard worker,  Asbestos product worker have a high probability of infected by Mesothelioma.

Although asbestos is the main reason for a person to have infected by Mesothelioma, there are no reports of how active smokers affected by these disease. Still an active smoker have a high probability of having  another  kind of disease such as Tuberculosis, breast cancer for women or lung cancer. Lung cancer is very different from mesothelioma because lung cancer occurs inside of the lung it self .