Incidence of malignant mesothelioma, 1999–2018
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
Clear All
Filetype[PDF-268.29 KB]

  • English

  • Details:

    • Description:
      Mesothelioma is a rare cancer – 2,875 cases were reported in the United States in 2018. Exposure to asbestos causes most cases of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer that forms in the mesothelium, the thin tissue that lines many internal organs. A diagnosis of mesothelioma is based on histology codes. These include International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Third Edition (ICD-O-3) histology codes 9050 (mesothelioma); 9051 (fibrous mesothelioma); 9052 (epithelioid mesothelioma); 9053 (mesothelioma, biphasic); and 9055 (multicystic mesothelioma). Mesothelioma is also defined by the part of the body it is found in, using ICD-O-3 anatomic site codes. The most common kind of mesothelioma forms in the tissue around the lungs, called the pleura (ICD-O-3 anatomic site code C38.4). Mesothelioma may also form in the tissue in the abdomen (peritoneum; C48.0–C4.8); the tissue around the heart (pericardium; C38.0); and the tissue around the testicles (tunica vaginalis; C63.7). Suggested Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Incidence of Malignant Mesothelioma. USCS Data Brief, no. 27. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2022. USCS-DataBrief-No27-March2022-h.pdf
    • Document Type:
    • Place as Subject:
    • Main Document Checksum:
    • File Type:

    Supporting Files

    • No Additional Files

    More +

    You May Also Like

    Checkout today's featured content at