Epithelial Cancer Diagnosis
Epithelial cells are those between the skin and the internal organs. They protect the body from pathogens and debris. Sometimes, they can become cancerous through exposure to certain materials or organisms. By far the most common of these conditions is epithelioid mesothelioma, which is caused by the presence of asbestos fibers in the lungs. Although cancer patients with epithelial cancer cells have a much better prognosis and long-term survival rate than patients with regular mesothelioma, they suffer greatly because of the disease.