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Overview

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Introduction

    Mesothelioma is a rare kind of cancer. It starts in the mesothelium. This is a thin lining that surrounds organs in certain parts of the body.

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Statistics

    About 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year.

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Risk Factors

    Anyone can get mesothelioma. But there are some factors that can increase your risk for this type of cancer.

  • Occupational Lung Diseases

    Occupational lung diseases are lung problems that are made worse in certain work environments. They are caused by long-term exposure to certain irritants that are breathed into the lungs. These lung diseases may have lasting effects, even after the exposure ends.

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Symptoms

    Mesothelioma often does not cause symptoms in its early stages. Many times, this type of cancer does not cause symptoms until it’s advanced. Symptoms depend on where the cancer is located.