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Who is at risk for mesothelioma?

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Updated: Friday, Oct 09,2009, 4:44:12 PM
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Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in the thin layer of cells lining the internal organs, known as the mesothelium. There are three recognized types of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease, representing approximately 70% of cases and occurs in the lining of the lungs known as pleural. Peritoneal mesothelioma appears in the lining of the abdominal cavity, such as the peritoneum and pericardial mesothelioma are known to come from the line of pericardium, the heart.


Who is at risk for mesothelioma?
It provides the only known cause of mesothelioma, asbestos exposure, although other factors such as smoking, the disease may be more or less likely in some people. Industrial workers exposed to asbestos at work, since the material was during the 20th century periods. Few of them know that workers exposed to asbestos, but despite the fact that many manufacturers are aware that the material was dangerous. In most cases, symptoms of mesothelioma, a person whose exposure to asbestos has been done so many years after exposure. Those who believe they may have been exposed to asbestos, please fill out our form to receive a free information packet on mesothelioma.


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