Mesaltheleoma is often seen as a misspelling for the term "mesothelioma," a form of cancer that is linked to asbestos. Mesothelioma can affect people from all walks of life but is most predominantly seen in veterans who worked on merchant marine ships, Navy ships or in Navy shipyards. It is also frequently seen in individuals who earned their living by working at power plants, aluminum plants, manufacturing companies, schools, steel mills and oil refineries. Homeowners can even be diagnosed with mesothelioma as asbestos was an extremely popular fireproofing material used in a variety of asbestos products at one point in time including ceiling tiles, floor tiles and insulation.
Mesothelioma commonly affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), but can also involve the heart (pericardial mesothelioma) and peritoneum (peritoneal mesothelioma). While there is no known cure for mesothelioma, advanced medical treatments offered at leading cancer centers across the country have significantly helped to improve mesothelioma patient’s quality of life while living with the disease.
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