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What Is Mesothelloma?

Postby athelward » Mon May 15, 2017 8:38 pm

Malignant mesothelioma is a type of cancer that forms in the lining of the chest or abdomen. The cancerous cells develop in the pleura of the lungs, or the peritoneum of the abdomen.

There are three types of mesothelioma:




Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of the disease, followed by peritoneal, then pericardial.

Causes of Mesothelioma

Asbestos exposure is the number one cause for mesothelioma. Asbestos is a mineral that was once found in many types industrial supplies and equipment. Asbestos was used until the mid 1970's when the risks of exposure were becoming evident.

Asbestos exposure doesn't result immediately in cancer. It takes years for the cancer to form and cause symptoms. Workers exposed in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's are just now being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Diagnosing mesothelioma is difficult as the symptoms are very similar to many other ailments. It is often mistaken for pneumonia. Symptoms of mesothelioma include:

Shortness of breath

Chest pain

Persistent cough

Swelling of the face and neck

Coughing up blood

Loss of appetite

Weight loss


Keep in mind that some people do not display any symptoms. If you have been exposed to asbestos, please talk about your risk factor with your doctor. Together, you can make informed choice in your personal healthcare.
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What Is Mesothelloma?

Postby Chandra » Mon May 15, 2017 8:46 pm

In the early 1960s, studies that convincingly linked asbestos exposure to mesothelloma--a rare cancer of the lining of the chest or abdomen that's nearly always fatal--paved the way for a flood of research aimed at figuring out whose health was endangered by asbestos and how much of the silicate fiber had to be inhaled to cause cancer.

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What Is Mesothelloma?

Postby Kotori » Mon May 15, 2017 8:49 pm

maybe youve spelled wrong- Mesothelloma is close to the word

mesothelioma. here it goes.

mesothelioma [méss? theeli ?m?]

(plural mesotheliomata or mesotheliomas [méss? theeli ?m?t?])


tumour of body cavity lining: a benign or malignant tumour of the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen, often caused by asbestos exposure. hope i helped! =)
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What Is Mesothelloma?

Postby Conlen » Mon May 15, 2017 9:04 pm

One of these http://www.google.com/search?q=mesothell...
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