Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in cells (called mesothelial cells) that are found in the linings of certain parts of the body, especially the chest or abdomen. If you (or a loved one) are worried about developing malignant mesothelioma, have just been diagnosed, are going through treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, the Detailed Guide or the Overview can help you find the answers you need.
Circle Of Sharing™ helps cancer patients and their caregivers get personalized information about the disease, and share that information with family and friends.
Clinical trials are studies in which people volunteer to take part in tests of new drugs or procedures. Knowing all you can about clinical trials can help you feel better when deciding whether or not to take part in one.
Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally as bundles of fibers. People are exposed to asbestos mainly by inhaling fibers in the air they breathe. These fibers may irritate the cells in the lung or pleura and eventually cause lung cancer or mesothelioma.