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What Is Mesothelioma ???

Posted by ARMAN PAIMA - -

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the organs of the body. The most common site is the pleura (outer lung lining and internal chest wall), but may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), the heart, [1] that the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart) or tunica vaginalis.


Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or they have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibers in other ways. This also has been suggested that washing the clothes of family members who worked with asbestos can put someone at risk for developing mesothelioma. [2] Unlike lung cancer, no association between mesothelioma and smoking, but smoking greatly increases the risk of another asbestos cancer. [ 3] Compensation via asbestos funds or lawsuits is an important issue in mesothelioma (see asbestos and the law).



Mesothelioma symptoms include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest) or chest wall pain, and general symptoms such as weight loss. Diagnosis can be suspected with chest X-ray and CT, and confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic examination. A thoracoscopy (insert a tube with a camera into the chest) can be used to take a biopsy. This allows the entry of substances such as talcum powder to eliminate pleural space (called pleurodesis), Yang prevent more fluid from collecting and pressing on the lungs. Despite chemotherapy treatment, radiation, or sometimes surgery, disease carrying poor prognosis. Research about screening tests for early detection of mesothelioma is in progress.


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