Pleural mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelial tissue, that is to say, the membrane lining the serous cavities of the human body. The mesothelium is without vascularization (it does not contain blood vessels) and produces a liquid that is similar to mucus. It coats the lungs, stomach, heart, testes, as well as other organs.
Mesothelioma is caused mainly by prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers. Any subsequent Mesothelioma Treatment depends on each person.
Asbestos causes inflammation of the mesothelial cells, and the evolution of this process causes:
- Irreversible scarring and the consequence is the formation of interstitial fibrosis
- Asbestos fibers enter the cell and hinder the functions of cellular structures that are essential for normal cell division
- The production of free radicals that damage each cell’s DNA
- The production of oncoproteins that nullify the mechanisms of blocking cell proliferation
The consequence of each results in the development of cancer.…