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January 13, 2008

What is mesothelioma?

Filed under: Health and Fitness,Reviews — peepingtom @ 10:00 AM
pleural mesothelioma diagram

Cancer is always terrible, but the asbestos caused cancer of the organ membranes is particularly nasty, due to it’s diffuse nature and the latency period before onset. Mesothelioma is the general term for this form of cancer, and the specific names for the condition depend on which organ of the body is affected, ie the most common form affects the membrane surrounding the lungs, and is called pleural mesothelioma. After exposure to asbestos the latency period before developing a mesothelioma can be anywhere between 10 and 70 years.

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