Understanding pleural mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in the pleura. Find out how it is diagnosed, treated and how it might affect your life.

  • What is cancer?

    Cancer starts in cells of our body. Sometimes, cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

  • What is pleural mesothelioma?

    Pleural mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in the pleura. The pleura are the linings that cover the lungs and lines the ribcage.

  • Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma

    Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma may include breathlessness, chest pain, a persistent cough, fever, and weight loss.