What Are The Risk Factors For Malignant Mesothelioma?

A risk factor is anything that increases your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lung, mouth, larynx, bladder, kidney, and several other organs. Individuals exposed to asbestos should be encouraged to avoid tobacco exposure because together the risk for lung cancer is significantly higher than from smoking without

Malignant mesothelioma – The cancer of the mesothelial cells

The diseased definedMesothelium is the protective tissue that covers the chest cavity, abdominal cavity and the cavity around the heart and also produces a special lubricating fluid that allows the internal organs of the body to move around. Malignant Mesothelioma can be defined as the cancer of the mesothelial cells which become abnormal and start dividing without any order. Majority of the mesothelioma patients have a prior history of exposure to asbestos.Types of malignant MesotheliomaMalignant Mesothelioma or simply Mesothelioma

Diffuse Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma, or DMM, is a rare but highly aggressive type of cancer.  It occurs in the thin layer of tissue, the pleura, lining the chest cavity and lungs.  Once diagnosed with DMM, most patients do not survive beyond one year.  This cancer is more common in men than in women, and in older people.Most people with DMM have a history of exposure to asbestos; however, if they are not aware that such exposure occurred, they may