Pleural mesothelioma is a malignant form of cancer that affects thousands of adults in the United States every year. Asbestos is the carcinogen that causes mesothelioma (“Meso”). Many unsuspecting individuals are carrying millions of asbestos fibers in their lungs. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, then you definitely need specialized asbestos attorneys like the litigators at The Meso Law Firm on your side when you want to go after the companies responsible for your cancer.
What is pleural mesothelioma?
Pleural mesothelioma is a cancer that typically forms on the outside of one of the lungs, within the thoracic cavity (chest area). Aggressive tumors form along the pleural lining, a saran wrap like film that lines the lung, and these tumors can spread out around the lungs, or to other parts of the body. The good news is that pleural mesothelioma is extremely rare, and only a few thousand people in the United States are diagnosed with it every year. The bad news is that, to this day, this particular meso diagnosis is widely considered by the medical community to be incurable and terminal.The two most common cell types for pleural mesothelioma are epithelioid and sarcomatoid. Biphasic is a combination of the two.