3 doctors weighed in:

What is the cause of mesothelioma?

3 doctors weighed in

In brief: Varies

Asbestos exposure.
And some spontaneous without proof of exposures.

In brief: Varies

Asbestos exposure.
And some spontaneous without proof of exposures.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
Thank
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology

In brief: Mesothelioma

Cancer typically begins when a series of genetic mutations occur within a cell, causing the cell to grow and multiply out of control.
It isn't clear what causes the initial genetic mutations that lead to mesothelioma. It's likely that cancers form because of an interaction between many factors, such as inherited conditions, your environment, your health conditions and your lifestyle choices.

In brief: Mesothelioma

Cancer typically begins when a series of genetic mutations occur within a cell, causing the cell to grow and multiply out of control.
It isn't clear what causes the initial genetic mutations that lead to mesothelioma. It's likely that cancers form because of an interaction between many factors, such as inherited conditions, your environment, your health conditions and your lifestyle choices.
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
Main cause of mesothelioma is irritation caused by asbestos. You can also get lung cancer
Read more answers from doctors