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What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer (of the thin lining that is found around the outside of the lungs) which affects the abdominal cavity, chest cavity, and regions surrounding the heart. Mesothelioma is not very common and as such is very difficult to diagnose and treat.

How do you catch, can you catch Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is typically connected with exposure to asbestos fibres. Asbestos is a material which was commonly present in many work place environments prior to 1984. After this date you are less likely to find this material present in buildings, due to a number of laws which were passed. Mesothelioma is not contagious.

Is there a cure for Mesothelioma?

At this time, although clinical experiments have given some hope, there are no known cures for Mesothelioma.

Did you know
Asbestos is one of the most potent carcinogens known to man?

This article on Mesothelioma Cancer is copyright 2005

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