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- n. A usually malignant tumor of mesothelial tissue, especially that of the pleura or peritoneum.
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- n. An uncommon malignant tumour of the mesothelium, usually of the lungs after exposure to asbestos.
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- n. a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
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Research about screening tests for the early detection of mesothelioma is ongoing.
Although reported incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years, mesothelioma is still a relatively rare cancer.
Although mesothelioma is generally resistant to curative treatment with radiotherapy alone, palliative treatment regimens are sometimes used to relieve symptoms arising from tumor growth, such as obstruction of a major blood vessel.
Diagnosing mesothelioma is often difficult, because the symptoms are similar to those of a number of other conditions.
It also can cause a condition called mesothelioma, which is a different type of lung disease which can be very problematic, very difficult to treat, as well.
The punk legend passed away in Switzerland on Thursday (08Apr10) after losing his battle with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, which is often associated with asbestos exposure.
Half of all people with a rare form of cancer thought to be uniquely tied with asbestos called mesothelioma have no known workplace contact with asbestos.
Crisp said a rare type of cancer, known as mesothelioma, was contracted by a high percentage of people living near asbestos mine dumps.
The punk legend passed away in Switzerland last Thursday (08Apr10) after losing his battle with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, whichis often associated with asbestos exposure.
When it comes to an individual, or family member dealing with a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, there is nothing even close to the Mesothelioma Victims Center, and the expanded free help and assistance it provides.