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What is Mesothelioma

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Updated: Thursday, Sep 17,2009, 2:24:18 PM
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What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma cancer mesothelioma. Mesothelioma membrane is thinner than the chest and abdomen and surrounds the organs of the lines in these areas. Fingerboard around the lungs, the chest and abdomen is called, it is known as the peritoneum.

Around 2,000 people in Britain diagnosed with mesothelioma every year.

Mesothelioma lining of the lungs, called pleural mesothelioma is much more common than mesothelioma in the abdomen. For each person, with peritoneal mesothelioma, is about 12 people who have pleural mesothelioma.

Pleura consists of two layers: the inner (visceral) layer, which is located next to the light and the outer (parietal) layer, which lines the chest wall. Two layers of the pleura are usually in contact and slide against each other as we breathe. Membranes to produce fluid, which they can slide over each other.

Where the development of pleural mesothelioma (pleural mesothelioma), a delicate membranes thicken and may be compressed into the lungs. The liquid may be between the two layers of pleura to collect: It is defined as pleural effusion.


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