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What is the most common type of mesothelioma?

Pleural mesothelioma is the most frequent form of the disease, representing approximately 75% of the mesothelioma cases. The second most common type is the peritoneal one (10-20% of the diagnoses) and least frequent are the pericardial and testicular types.

Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs but new studies are made to improve the treatment options and the survival rates.

Peritoneal mesothelioma forms on the lining of the abdominal cavity and the best treatment consist of a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.

Pericardial mesothelioma is the most difficult to treat as it affects the lining of the heart.


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