Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of mesothelioma that attack the lining of abdomen peritoneum. Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is regarded as a universally fatal disease affecting 20% to 30% of mesothelioma cases. It's was first described by Miller and Wynn in year 1908. In the past two decades, the incidence of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma has increased.
Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdomen known as the peritoneum. Because of the location of malignant cell is human's abdominal lining, peritoneal mesothelioma can sometimes known as abdominal mesothelioma.
The exactly known cause of the malignant pleaural mesothelioma in human is asbestos. Asbestos exposure contributed to almost 70 to 80 percent of mesothelioma lung cancer. Humans come into contact with asbestos when they swallow or inhale the fibers may increased risk to develop asbestos related disease most importantly mesothelioma.
Asbestos was completely banned in UK because it was recognized to be a serious health hazard, and it is now responsible for about 4000 deaths each year and many cases of serious disease. The people at increase risk of developing health asbestos related are those whose work brings them into direct contact with asbestos such as builders, heating engineers, roofers and demolition workers. If you find yourself to fall in this group, better to take some precautions.