Mesothelioma is a cancer that occurs in the mesothelium, the thin layer of tissue that lines the body’s internal organs. Mesothelioma most often affects the tissue surrounding the lungs, the abdomen, and the heart.
Millions of people who served in the military were exposed to asbestos. About 1/3 of all mesothelioma deaths involve veterans. Find out how veterans can get help with mesothelioma.
OCCUPATIONAL ASBESTOS EXPOSURE
Tens of millions of American workers have been exposed to asbestos. Occupational asbestos exposure is recognized to be particularly high in certain lines of work. People who worked in these occupations may be at higher risk for developing mesothelioma.