Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the heart, chest and abdominal cavities and is caused by exposure to asbestos, either first hand the work (usually industrial) sites which used asbestos or second contact with the hand with the clothes of a family, worked in one of these pages. This is a dangerous cancer because of its long latency period of 20 to 50 years, and because the early symptoms are similar to normal colds or pneumonia. This is an expensive andbe difficult to treat cancer, mesothelioma, but a lawyer can help you win the compensation owed to you by the company in contact with the deadly asbestos.