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What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. In most cases people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma have worked on jobs or somehow they have inhaled asbestos particles.

In Mesothelioma (cancer of the mesothelium) cells of the mesothelium becomes abnormal and divide without control or order. These cells can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. Cancer cells can also metastasize (spread) from their original site to other parts of the body. Under most cases of mesothelioma begins in the pleura or peritoneum.

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