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Mesothelioma

asbestos, disease, mesothelioma
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Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardiu...


2918 words published on 2007-06-05 at 14:02:50 by nutkenz with 7 comments
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