Types of Mesothelioma


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Mesothelioma is not strictly speaking a cancer of the lungs, but affects the cells in the membrane surrounding the lungs: the pleura. This type is pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma can also affect other membranes including the peritoneum (abdominal membrane) and perineum (heart membrane).

Types list: The list of types of Mesothelioma mentioned in various sources includes:

  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Perineal mesothelioma
  • Malignant mesothelioma
  • Benign mesothelioma

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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