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Mesothelioma (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

asbestos-related cancer, cancer of the pleura, malignant pleural mesothelioma, diffuse mesothelioma, lung cancer, lung tumor, asbestos exposure, smoking and asbestos, pleural tumors

Authors and Editors

Author: Winston W Tan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Mayo Medical School

Coauthor: Shehnaz Shaikh, MD, Medical Writer,, Inc

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,

Last Editorial Review: 5/16/2007

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Malignancies involving mesothelial cells that normally line the body cavities, including the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, and testis, are known as malignant mesothelioma, which may be localized or diffuse.

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