Mesothelioma Conditions

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma | Stanford Health Care

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that originates in the pleura within the chest cavity.

https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-conditions/cancer/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma.html

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What is mesothelioma? | British Lung Foundation

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Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that begins to grow in the lining of certain organs. Most commonly it affects the lining of the lungs (called the pleura). But ...

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/mesothelioma/what-is-it

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Malignant Mesothelioma - Department of Surgery

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Category: Disease

May 21, 2021 · Malignant mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) ... may be caused by the fluid, malignant mesothelioma, or other conditions.

https://surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/malignant-mesothelioma.aspx

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Mesothelioma | Types, Causes & Risk Factors | Mercy

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Often misdiagnosed as a less life-threatening abdominal condition, peritoneal mesothelioma is cancer that develops in the abdomen, also ...

https://www.mercy.net/service/mesothelioma/

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Mesothelioma | American Lung Association

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Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that that develops in the pleura, ... chest pain and a dry cough, are similar to many other lung conditions.

https://www.lung.org/lung-health-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/mesothelioma

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Types of Malignant Mesothelioma | NYU Langone Health

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Many doctors may suspect pneumonia or another inflammatory condition, and they don't immediately inquire about asbestos exposure. This delays the diagnosis.

https://nyulangone.org/conditions/malignant-mesothelioma/types

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Mesothelioma | Learn About Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer

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Mesothelioma is a serious type of cancer with only one known cause — asbestos exposure. With only 3,000 new cases each year in the United States, mesothelioma is extremely rare and relatively little is known about it.

https://www.mesotheliomahope.com/mesothelioma/

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Causes of Mesothelioma - Abramson Cancer Center | Penn Medicine

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It's important to know the several causes of mesothelioma as it can take many years for the cancer to develop.

https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/types-of-cancer/mesothelioma/causes

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FAQ?

What causes mesothelioma besides asbestos?

Causes of non-asbestos related mesothelioma have been suggested. A volcanic mineral, known as erionite, can also cause mesothelioma. Erionite was first linked to the disorder because of a greatly increased incidence of mesothelioma in Cappadocia, in the central Anatoli region of Turkey.

Mesothelioma - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

rarediseases.org > Rare Diseases

How do mesothelioma patients die?

Most patients with mesothelioma of the lung die as a result of respiratory failure or pneumonia. Some patients get a small-bowel obstruction when the tumor extends through the diaphragm, a muscle that separates the chest and abdominal cavity.

Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis

www.webmd.com > lung > mesothelioma-causes-and-symptoms

How long does it take mesothelioma to develop?

Mesotheliomas related to asbestos exposure take a long time to develop. The time between the first asbestos exposure and diagnosis of mesothelioma is usually between 20 and 50 years.

Risk Factors for Malignant Mesothelioma - American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org > malignant-mesothelioma > causes-risks-prevention > risk...

Where does mesothelioma affect?

Mesothelioma mainly affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), although it can also affect the lining of the tummy (peritoneal mesothelioma), heart or testicles.

Mesothelioma - NHS

www.nhs.uk > conditions > mesothelioma

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