Asbestos Cancer Lawyers
Mesothelioma is a serious condition that individuals may develop after
exposure to asbestos, but did you know there are various categories in
which this asbestos cancer can be classified? These are separated by their
cell types, the location of the mesothelioma, and the type of tumor. It
is important to understand the differences between all types of mesothelioma
and learn what they mean to you.
Mesothelioma by Site of Detection
The site of the mesothelioma is one of the indicators to tell which type
of the asbestos cancer you may have. These are often discovered through
CT scans to determine the exact location. Each type of mesothelioma based
on site can mean significantly different results for the patient and may
determine the survival rate.
The types of mesothelioma by site include:
- Pleural Mesothelioma – This form of mesothelioma is not easily diagnosed,
but it causes some symptoms in the chest region and a CT scan is often
performed in this area to diagnose the stage of the condition.
- Peritoneal Mesothelioma – Originating in the abdomen, this type of
mesothelioma is often spread in organs throughout the area such as the
bowel, spleen, and liver.
- Pericardial Mesothelioma – This type of mesothelioma originates in
the heart and is rare. It often results in symptoms such as chest pain
By Cell and Tumor Type
Certain mesothelioma cell types are more common than others and each cause
a different severity of concern. These include epithelial mesothelioma,
sarcomatoid mesothelioma, biphasic mesothelioma, and papillary mesothelioma.
By learning about the types of mesothelioma cells and how common they
are, you can better educate yourself regarding what to do if you are diagnosed.
It is important to know that there are two types of tumors that someone
may develop: benign or malignant. Benign mesothelioma tumors are easier
to treat because the symptoms of malignant tumors are harder to diagnose.
Malignant tumors often spread throughout the body before a diagnosis is
Caring & Compassionate Advocates
At Worthington & Caron, we are dedicated to helping find a cure for
mesothelioma. We have funded and founded multiple organization who are committed to
mesothelioma research, including the
Pacific Heart Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) and the Punch Worthington Research Laboratory. You can trust that we have
your best interests in mind.
Call our firm if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.