Types of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Because it has a latency period of 10 to 50 years, a diagnosis may not happen until decades after the initial exposure. Malignant mesothelioma most often affects the lungs, abdomen and heart. There are three main types of mesothelioma, each named for the part of the body where the cancer is found.