Malignant Mesothelioma

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
malignant mesothelioma "malignant mesothelioma", by Terese Winslow (Illustrator). Drawing shows parts of the body where malignant mesothelioma may form, including the pleura (the tissue that lines the chest cavity and covers the lungs), the pericardium (the tissue that surrounds the heart), the peritoneum...

It generally influences the cellular lining of the lung and upper body cavity or cellular lining of the abdomen. Long-lasting exposure to asbestos is the biggest risk element. Despite the fact that many asbestos workers smoked, experts do not believe smoking itself is a reason for this problem. Men are affected more commonly than women. Most individuals seem to develop the problem about 30 years after touching with the asbestos. Abdominal bloating; Abdominal pain; Chest pain, particularly when taking a deep breath; Cough; Fatigue; Shortness of breath; Weight loss; Fever and sweating;.

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