Pleura is the general name given to the mesothelium that lines the chest cavity. Mesothelium surrounds the lungs and other organs. The mesothelium layer that surrounds the lungs is called the visceral pleura. The mesothelium layer inside the chest wall is called the parietal pleura. And the space found between these layers is called the pleural space.
Mesothelioma cancer generally affects the mesothelial tissue lining of the body’s main three largest cavities: 1) the lung cavity (the pleura), 2) the abdominal cavity (the peritoneum) , and 3) the heart sac (pericardium). So, the type of malignant mesothelioma is named after the section of the mesothelium that it affects.
This year, MesoRFA produced a resolution for the nation and officially launched a campaign to raise national public awareness about mesothelioma cancer and the need of more financial support to fund the research for a cure. There is so much more research to be completed and comparatively little support from the Government specifically for treatments and a cure to mesothelioma. There just is not enough public awareness to get the Government’s focus on this issue.
Join with us to help make your city government aware of Mesothelioma with its declaration in support of this special day. You can facilitate this movement and make September 26, 2011 the greatest awareness day. Here’s how: MesoRFA Resolution for Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Mesothelioma is a cancerous tumor that comes from the cells of the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a thin protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs, including the lungs. The mesothelium has two layers with fluid producing mesothelial cells between these layers. The fluid has a lubricating effect that allows moving organs like the heart and lungs to slide and move easily among other internal body parts with little friction.