December 6, 2021

Testicular Mesothelioma, A Rare Risk

Mesothelioma is a rare disease, a cancer of the mesothelium that occurs after exposure to asbestos. The mesothelium covers many of the body’s internal organs including the heart, chest cavity, abdominal cavity, testicles and papillae. Unfortunately, many Nebraska citizens have been exposed to asbestos and subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Generally, these diagnoses are for pleural (chest cavity), peritoneal (abdominal cavity) or rarely peritoneal (heart sac). In fewer than 200 diagnosed cases, mesothelioma can be testicular.

Testicular mesothelioma is extremely difficult to diagnose, mainly because there are so few known symptoms of testicular mesothelioma. In fact, the only known symptom is the formation of a lump on the testicular mesothelium.

Testicular mesothelial cancer is generally discovered during procedures to remove hernia or other testicular condition. Testicular mesothelioma can also occur as a secondary tumor following peritoneal mesothelioma.

The mechanism of action for testicular mesothelioma is unknown because of its rarity. However, testicular mesothelioma is known to be extremely virulent. The life expectancy for a patient diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma is generally less than a year.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with testicular mesothelioma, or another form of mesothelioma after working or living in Nebraska, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers today by email or call 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) for your free case evaluation.