Pleural Mesothelioma / Peritoneal Mesothelioma
The most common place for
to develop is in the mesothelial membrane, also called the pleural
lining, surrounding the lungs. About two-thirds of all mesothelioma cases
develop in the pleural mesothelium or lung lining. Pleural
mesothelioma is also known as cancer of the lung lining.
The remaining cases, about one-third, develop in the peritoneal
mesothelium in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). Rarely, mesothelioma
occurs in other mesothelial tissue, such as around the heart or in the
reproductive organs (pericardial mesothelioma).