Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that affects approximately 3,500 people a year. It is caused by exposure to asbestos particles and affects the lining of the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Asbestos is commonly found in older homes in insulation, pipe coverings, and wire coverings. It can be released into the air when these materials are disturbed or not recycled properly. Our goal at Mesothelioma Guide is increase awareness, provide support and education for patients and their families.