There are several forms of mesothelioma that a patient may be diagnosed with. The most common is malignant pleural mesothelioma, which is generally caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. The pleural tissues around the lungs have the fibers buried deep into them, and they cause scarring over time. This condition is still rare, with around 3,000 people being diagnosed yearly.
The second-most common type of mesothelioma is malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. This forms in the tissues that line your organs and abdominal cavity. It can spread quickly and is aggressive, so rapid treatment is needed.
Do you have the rarest form of mesothelioma?
One form of mesothelioma is much rarer than others, but it’s still possible to develop it many years after exposure to asbestos. This form of mesothelioma, testicular mesothelioma, happens as a result of asbestos fibers traveling through the body into the tunica vaginalis testis.
This form of mesothelioma is extremely rare, so much so that only around 100 cases have ever been diagnosed.
What is epithelioid mesothelioma?
Epithelioid mesothelioma is the most common type of mesothelioma cell, not a specific form of mesothelioma. It occurs in around 60% of cases and is the least aggressive. People with this type of cell are more likely to benefit from treatment and to see a positive prognosis moving forward.
As you can see, there are variances in the types of mesothelioma and how they may impact you. If you have any form, it’s worth talking to your doctor about treatment options and your attorney about seeking fair compensation due to the exposure to asbestos that you went through in the past.