Dallas, Texas (MesotheliomaCancerNews.Com) — It is now know well that the individual fibers of asbestos are tiny and thin and can therefore be inhaled easily. They mostly settle in the pleural or pericardial region, which means in the abdominal cavity or in the heart vicinity. These are the major places where the destruction starts. The disease gradually covers most of the body’s internal organs.
The mesothelium is in the form of a membrane, comes into being and forms a cover and surrounds the organ to be attacked. It is composed of two layers, one that surrounds the organs and the other that forms a sack around the organ. A lubricant fluid is then produced in between the two layers, in which the organs glide easily.
The types of mesothelioma cancer: This mesothelioma cancer is divided into four different categories, depending upon the area of attack.
1. The pleural type of mesothelioma cancer: These cancerous tissues surround the lungs, its walls and the linings of the walls of the chest cavity.
2. The pericardial type of mesothelioma cancer: In pericardial mesothelioma cancer, the cancerous tissues surround the tissues of the heart and its surrounding areas.
3. The peritoneal type of mesothelioma cancer: In this from of mesothelioma cancer the cancerous tissues attack the area of abdominal cavity and its adjacent organs.
4. The Tunica vaginalis testis type of mesothelioma cancer: The mesothelium layers surround the male and female internal reproductive organs.
The progress of the disease
The cells of the mesothelium, gradually become abnormal and start dividing in a multiple form, thus thinning the outer walls. The division takes place without any control or plan. The damage now starts taking place in the vicinity of the tissues and the internal organs. In many cases, it has been noted that they start spreading to the other tissues and organs of the body,
The pleural and the peritoneal types of the mesothelioma cancers are the most common types, in comparison to the pericardial and the tunica vaginalis testis types of cancers.