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Why is mesothelioma so rare?

Why is mesothelioma so rare?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of lung cancer. It is the only form of lung cancer not caused by smoking. The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos, which many Americans have been exposed to in the home or in the workplace. Mesothelioma is the only form of lung cancer not caused by cigarette smoke. Mesothelioma ...

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Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

Asbestos causes mesothelioma. When a person inhales asbestos fibers, the fibers stick to the walls of the lungs. It is difficult for the body to expel asbestos fibers, so most of the fibers stay trapped in membranes of the body cavity like the lining of the lungs, or pleura. Once an asbestos fiber has been absorbed by ...

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Get the Facts about Malignant Mesothelioma

Get the Facts about Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the lining of the body’s internal organs. It is caused by asbestos exposure, and has a latency period of up to fifty years. Malignant mesothelioma occurs most often in the lining of the lungs but can also occur in the lining of the heart, reproductive organs, and abdomen. Due ...

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