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Malignant Pleural...

Malignant mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and severe malignant tumor most commonly affecting the pleural layers. MPM is closely related to asbestos, mainly due to exposure to its biotinylated fibers in at least 80% of cases. Individuals with chronic exposure to asbestos may develop disease with a delay of 20-40 Read More

3 weeks ago

Mesothelioma Facts

Mesothelioma is a cancer that arises from the cells lining the chest or abdominal cavities.Mesothelioma usually results from exposure to asbestos. When mesothelioma affects the chest, the doctor may look inside the chest cavity with a special instrument called a thoracoscope. When mesothelioma affects the abdomen, the doctor may look Read More

3 weeks ago

Mesothelioma...

Mesothelioma is a malignancy that primarily affects the linings of the chest and abdomen and affects 2,600 individuals in the UK annually with a median survival of about 1 year after diagnosis [1]. It develops from cells of the middle membrane, a serous membrane lining subterranean cavities (Box 1), often Read More

3 weeks ago

How to Manage...

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare, highly lethal cancer associated with asbestos exposure. In the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Database, MPM peaked in the 1980s and 1990s and is now in a stable state. In men, the incidence has been stable at 1.8 cases per 100,000 for the Read More

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Mesothelioma, a tumor that arises from a sheet of cells known as the mesothelium, which lines body cavities and forms layers of tissue that are referred to as the pleura and peritoneum. The pleura is located in the chest cavity, either lining the chest wall (parietal pleura) or covering the Read More

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