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Types of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that affects thousands of Americans each year. The main cause of mesothelioma is asbestos, which releases long, thin fibers into the air that may be inhaled. Once in the body, these fibers become stuck in the membranes that surround organs, forming tumors.

However, asbestos doesn't affect everyone the same way. The fibers typically get caught in different places in the body, causing a unique type of mesothelioma, each with its own symptoms and prognoses.

The Three Major Types

Mesothelioma may take three major forms:

Mesothelioma may occur in the testicles, but this is a rare occurrence. Fewer than 100 cases have ever been reported.

All of these types of mesothelioma are hard to detect during their early stages, in large part because they mimic the symptoms of other, more-common diseases. Consequently, patients should inform their doctors of any possible asbestos exposure, which will help specialists determine not just mesothelioma but its specific type.

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