Pleura and Mesothelioma

What does the word pleura have anything to do with mesothelioma? Well, the two have more in common than you may think. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer developed after years of exposure to harmful toxins known as asbestos. These toxins are breathed in and over time, develop into the deadly disease called mesothelioma. Mesothelioma …

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What to expect after a mesothelioma diagnosis

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never good news. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with only 2,000- 3,000 new cases diagnosed in the US each year and most cases can be traced to occupational asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is considered incurable, but in recent years doctors have learned how to better treat and diagnose this particular cancer. …

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