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