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Long names of diseases and medical conditions can be confusing for many of us. But one of the most important things a patient (or a patient’s family member/friend) can do is research the disease that’s affecting them and better understand the situation.
For mesothelioma patients, it’s crucial to know that their disease is not technically a type of lung cancer. This is because asbestos in the lung tissue causes lung cancer — while asbestos in the pleural lining of the lungs causes pleural mesothelioma.
While asbestos exposure can cause both of these diseases, mesothelioma is labeled a cancer, but not specifically classified as a lung cancer.
However, there are similarities in both symptoms and treatments:
There are four types of malignant mesothelioma:
Please remember: While mesothelioma is a cancer, it is not technically a lung cancer — and this is of the utmost importance when it comes to treatment decisions. One of the other key decisions that mesothelioma patients need to consider is their legal options. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact the mesothelioma lawyers at Baron & Budd immediately. You can reach us online or call 855-280-7664.