Key Facts On Mesothelioma Locations
- Between 2,500 and 3,200 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed annually in the United States.
- Pleural mesothelioma accounts for approximately 75 percent of cases, and peritoneal accounts for 10 to 20 percent.
- Only 1 percent of cases arise from the heart or testicles. However, incidence varies from year to year.
- From 2003-2008, nearly 90 percent of cases were pleural, and 9 percent were peritoneal.