Mesothelioma (cancer of the mesothelium) occurs when the cells of the mesothelium become abnormal and divide without control or order. Nearby tissues and organ can be affected and the cancer cells can also metastasize (spread) from their original site to other parts of the body. Most cases of mesothelioma begin in the lining of the lungs (pleura or peritoneum). Many cases of mesothelioma develop in people who have worked in jobs where they have inhaled asbestos particles.
Explains the risks of exposure and provides links to protection and legal agencies.
Signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment - from a Canadian perspective.
UK site with extensive resources on diagnosing, treating and living with mesothelioma.
These MedlinePLUS entries include basic information and detailed illustrations of the respiratory system.
Supported by ALCASE U.S., information includes clinical trial listings, support and discussion groups and recommended resources.
A website devoted to providing medical information & support to those diagnosed with mesothelioma
Information about treatment, prevention, genetics, causes, clinical trials, literature and statistics
It is the aim of this group to provide information about the disease, its causes, its treatment and its personal and legal impact. While this site is backed by the American Cancer Society, it is supported by a Massachusetts law firm.
A comprehensive one-stop resource for all asbestos- and mesothelioma-related issues, from occupational exposure to treatment options.