Mesothelioma Scientific Clues For Prevention Diagnosis And Therapy Carbone 2019 Ca A Cancer Journal For Clinicians Wiley Online Library
Epithelial mesothelioma. Epithelial mesothelioma is the most common of the three cell types of mesothelioma cancer. Epithelioid mesothelioma epithelioid mesothelioma is caused by asbestos and is the most common type of the disease. Epithelial mesothelioma cells can develop in the lining of the lungs abdomen or heart.
Epithelial cell pleural mesothelioma sometimes called epithelioid mesothelioma affects the pleura the membranes lining the chest cavity and surrounding the lungs. Often associated with asbestos exposure mesothelioma is a relatively uncommon form of cancer that is categorized based on the tissue in which the malignancy originated. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs known as the mesothelium.
A mesothelioma tumor largely comprised of mutated epithelial cells is classified as epithelial or epithelioid mesothelioma. Pleural peritoneal pericardial and testicular mesothelioma may all be epithelial. It is a rare aggressive cancer found in the lining surrounding the lungs abdomen testicles or heart.
Epithelial mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Epithelial mesothelioma also called epithelioid mesothelioma is the most common type of malignant mesothelioma. The most common type epithelial mesothelioma affects the epithelial cells in the pleura which are the membranes that line the chest cavity and surround the lungs.
This type has a better prognosis compared to biphasic and sarcamatoid cell type. Epithelial mesothelioma is the most common cell type of mesothelioma. It has the best prognosis of the three mesothelioma cell types because it responds best to treatment.
Epithelial mesothelioma and sub types when epithelial cells mutate they may become cancerous and lose their ordered shape. Epithelial and epithelioid are used interchangeably to refer to this asbestos related cancer. Less commonly the lining of the abdomen and rarely the sac surrounding the heart or the sac surrounding the testis may be affected.
Epithelial mesothelioma is sometimes misdiagnosed as lung cancer which can be caused by many things including asbestos exposure but does not necessarily point to asbestos as the cause. The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Asbestos is a mineral fiber frequently used in materials such as insulation in construction due to its strength and heat resistance.