Silver Book Fact

Pleural mesothelioma impacts 70% to 90% of all diagnosed cases. The second most common type of mesotheliomoa is peritoneal mesothelioma, affecting between 19% and 30% of diagnosed cases.

There are four types of mesothelioma:

  • Pleural-  impacts the cavity that holds the lungs
  • Peritoneal- impacts the abdominal cavity
  • Pericardial- impacts the cavity that holds the heart
  • Testicular- affects the testes

Mesothelioma Information and Facts. https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma-facts/. Published September 26 2017. Accessed September 26, 2017

Reference

Title
Mesothelioma Information and Facts
Publication Date
Published September 26 2017
Authors
Mesothelioma.net
URL
Read Full Resource

Related Facts

  • In 2007, an estimated 27,050 men will die of prostate cancer.  
  • After one year, 73 percent of non-small-cell lung cancer patients with the EGFR genetic mutation who were treated with a tyrosine kinase inhibitor had survived, compared to 15 percent who…  
  • In 2008, an estimated 215,020 new cases of lung cancer are expected, accounting for about 15% of cancer diagnoses.  
  • There are currently 2 million women in the United States who have been treated for breast cancer.  
  • Approximately 75% of all cancer cases are diagnosed in people 55 and older.