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is a type of cancer involving mesothelial tissues of body organs usually
lungs or abdominal. It is often caused by exposure to asbestos. However,
there are 30-50% of patients without any history of asbestos exposure.
People who have received asbestos exposure of as little as one or two
months to very low doses are at risk of mesothelioma cancer. Even people
who wash clothes of asbestos exposed people are at risk. A person exposed
to asbestos could develop mesothelioma after 50 years of exposure.
The 2 common types of mesothelioma are:
Pleural mesothelioma (lung cancer) and Peritoneal mesothelioma (abdomen organs).
The survival time for a patient with diffuse malignant mesothelioma is from 4 to 24 months from the observance of the symptoms. Mesothelioma is also difficult to diagnose.
The chance of recovery for a patient with mesothelioma depends on size and location of the cancer, age of the patient and his response to the treatment.
Presently, the treatment options for mesotheliomas are:
There is some evidence that provitamin A or beta-carotene may decrease the risk of mesothelioma.