Mesothelioma Awareness Day takes place annually on September 26. It was established in 2004 by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation community members, and has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding to this cancer.
Mesothelioma, sometimes referred to as meso or mesothelioma cancer, is a form of cancer most often caused by asbestos, that affects the smooth lining of the chest, lungs, heart, and abdomen. The layer of tissue surrounding these organs is made up of mesothelial cells, hence the name mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma forms a solid tumor that begins as a result of insult to the tissues caused by asbestos particles. These penetrate into the pleural cavity of the chest or into the abdomen. Mesothelioma most often forms in the pleural cavity of the chest or into the abdomen. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the pleura, or the thin balloon shaped lining of the lungs.
Go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation website for ideas on how to commemorate Mesothelioma Awareness Day and for additional information about meso. https://www.curemeso.org/get-involved/get-involved-events/mesothelioma-awareness-day/