How Asbestos Causes the CancerAsbestos is the main reason why this cancer exists. Asbestos can cause the cancer because basically this material is a microscopic material. It has small particles that can inhaled really easily. When you accidentally inhaled asbestos, it will pile up in the lung and also in the outer tissue of the lung. The mesothelium will also get affected as well. Mesothelium is a very thin cell membrane in your body. It has the function of producing a kind of lubricating fluids on the organs’ surface. This kind of lubricant is the one allowing the lungs and also the rest of the organs to move freely, to expand, and also to contract without causing friction in the cavity of the body. Without the lubricants, the organs cannot work properly and this is where the cancer cells start to take over the organs. This is why asbestos cancer is very dangerous indeed.