Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma are very different. Lung Cancer arises within the lungs themselves and has individualized tumor masses. Mesothelioma, however, affects the tissues surrounding the lungs.
Treatment of asbestosis and mesothelioma are different. Mesothelioma and asbestosis treatment options may be limited to easing pain and discomfort. Treatment for asbestosis focus on keeping the condition from progressing as well as easing the symptoms. Mesothelioma and lung cancer have treatment options available based on the stage the cancer and can include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.