Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer caused almost exclusively by exposure to toxic asbestos fibers. An estimated 3,000 patients are diagnosed annually in the United States.
Pleural mesothelioma, the most common form of the cancer, accounts for almost 75 percent of cases. It begins in the pleura, a thin membrane that surrounds the lungs. When tumors form, it typically leads to serious respiratory distress.Read More