Types of mesothelioma
This type of cancer occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers your internal organs. There are three main types of mesothelioma, classified by what part of the body it affects. The most common type attacks the tissue around the lungs. Other types take root in the abdomen, heart, or testicles.
• Pleural mesothelioma affects tissue surrounding the lungs.
• Peritoneal mesothelioma affects tissue in the abdomen.
• Other forms of mesothelioma are extremely rare but do occur.
The most common signs of mesothelioma include the following.