Pleural mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that grows on the lining of the lungs called the pleura. It is the most common type of mesothelioma. Although the prognosis is usually poor, finding a pleural cancer specialist can expand your treatment options and help improve your prognosis
Like other types of mesothelioma, this particular form of the gets its name because of where it is formed — in the pleura, a soft tissue that surrounds the lungs. In most cases, pleural mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos.
The first symptoms of pleural mesothelioma typically include chest pain and shortness of breath. You may experience no symptoms at all in the first few stages of the cancer’s progression.