Asbestos cancer / mesothelioma
Mesothelioma, also known as pleural or asbestos cancer, is a malignant cancer type in the pleural cavity or lungs and airways. 85% of mesothelioma cases are caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, which led to the name “asbestos cancer”.
At the NKI Lung Cancer Center, our specialists excel at thoracic oncology: lung cancer and tumors in the lungs, airways, pleural cavity, and thymus, including mesothelioma/asbestos cancer and neuroendocrine tumors in the lungs. The Netherlands Cancer Institute is an expert center for mesothelioma in the Netherlands.
Find out more about the symptoms and the most commonly used diagnostic tests and treatment types for asbestos cancer on this page.