- Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs.
- It is considered to be exclusively related to asbestos exposure in the United States.
(In places such as Turkey, it is considered “endemic” due to exposure to fragments of erionite.)
- By the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always fatal.
- Similar to other asbestos related diseases, mesothelioma has a long latency period of 30 to 40 years.