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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Peritoneal Mesothelioma (Abdominal Mesothelioma)

Malignant peritoneal mesotheliomaAbdominal cavity showing the location of the peritoneum; peritoneal mesothelioma. is an extremely rare condition. Only 100 to 500 cases are diagnosed in the US each year, making up less than 30% of all mesothelioma cases.

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer affecting the abdominal lining, or peritoneum (paira-tin-e-um), which is why is is sometimes referred to as abdominal mesothelioma. This membrane supports and covers the organs of the abdomen.

The peritoneum is made of two parts, the visceral and parietal peritoneum. The visceral peritoneum covers the internal organs and makes up most of the outer layer of the intestinal tract. Covering the abdominal cavity is the parietal peritoneum.

Cells in these linings secrete a fluid which allows organs to move against one another. For instance, as the intestines move food through the body. The cells of the mesothelium are designed to create fluid, but the cancer causes them to overproduce, creating a build up of excess fluid in the abdominal cavity.

Because pleural mesothelioma is more common and often spreads to the peritoneal cavity, it is important to determine if pleural mesothelioma is the primary cancer.

Mesothelioma - Peritoneal Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Video: An Extremely Disturbing and Inconvenient Truth About Asbestos Cancer and Mesothelioma

As stated in the title, this video is an extremely disturbing compilation of events that involved asbestos cancer and mesothelioma.

Do not watch if you are easily frightened or have a sensitive stomach. This just goes to show that mesothelioma is no joke

An Quick Look at Steve McQueen’s Mesothelioma Death

Here is a short video (1:22) quickly explaining Steve McQueen’s death and some interesting facts about the development of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Director Interviewed!

Here is a great informational interview with the MARF director!

Mesothelioma Awareness Video

Educate Yourself!

News Coverage: Woman With Mesothelioma

This is a great video exploring the life of a woman with mesothelioma.

Doctor Discusses Treatments of Mesothelioma

It looks as though there are medical advances in finding a cure for mesothelioma!