Epithelioid mesothelioma is the most common cell type of this rare cancer, accounting for more than half of cases. It is also the most treatable subtype of the disease.
Written by Jenna Campagna, RN
What Is Epithelioid Mesothelioma?
Epithelioid Cell Type
This form of mesothelioma is the result of healthy epithelial cells in your body mutating into cancerous cells. Epithelial cells are prevalent in the human body but can be irritated by asbestos.
Upon entering the body, these asbestos fibers can lodge into cells along the mesothelium, which lines the lungs, abdomen and heart. The mesothelium is comprised of epithelial cells.
Characteristics of Epithelioid Mesothelioma Cells
Last Edited: August 3, 2020.