What is Mesothelioma? (Definition)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, but can also start in the abdomen or other organs. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer.)
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious type of cancer. Most people who get it have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. After being exposed to asbestos, it usually takes a long time for the disease to form.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma may include:
- Trouble breathing
- Pain under the rib cage
- Pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdomen
Weight loss for no known reason
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