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The tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs is called mesothelium. Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, but can also start in the abdomen or other organs. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer.)

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious type of cancer. Most people who get it have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. After being exposed to asbestos, it usually takes a long time for the disease to form.

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Illustration of the lung featuring the pleural space
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  1. Mesothelioma (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... stomach, heart, and other organs is called mesothelium. Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually ... be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer.) Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious type of cancer. ...
  2. Mesothelioma - benign; Mesothelioma - fibrous; Pleural fibroma; Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura ... other reasons. Other tests that may show benign mesothelioma include: CT scan of the chest Open lung ...
  3. Stages of Malignant Mesothelioma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Search Español Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®) Last Modified: 12/12/2013 General Information About Malignant Mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a disease in which ...
  4. Malignant mesothelioma ... itself is a cause of this condition. Malignant mesothelioma affects men more often than women. The average ...
  5. What Is Malignant Mesothelioma? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... key statistics about malignant mesothelioma? What is malignant mesothelioma? Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in ... be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Malignant mesothelioma A cancerous tumor of the mesothelium is called ...
  6. Surgery for Malignant Mesothelioma (American Cancer Society)  
    ... procedures used for malignant mesothelioma Surgery for malignant mesothelioma Surgery for mesothelioma may be done for 1 ... trying to cure the cancer. Surgery for pleural mesothelioma Surgery for pleural mesothelioma may be done either ...
  7. Peritoneal Mesothelioma (Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation)  
    Mesothelioma Foundation Expert Can Answer Your Questions! Nurse Practitioner, Mary Hesdorffer, is a mesothelioma expert and has ... Types of Mesothelioma > Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Abdominal Mesothelioma Peritoneal mesothelioma | Abdominal Mesothelioma | Meso Foundation e-News Signup Click ...
  8. Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma From the National Institutes of Health (Office of Rare Diseases)  
    ... Center (GARD) Print friendly version Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma Overview Treatment Healthcare Services Conferences Organizations Research Your ...
  9. Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation)  
    Mesothelioma Foundation Expert Can Answer Your Questions! Nurse Practitioner, Mary Hesdorffer, is a mesothelioma expert and has ... 00 AM - 10:00 AM Volley for Meso Mesothelioma Media Center Advocacy Center Action Item Index Urge ...
  10. Types of Mesothelioma (Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation)  
    ... Research > Mesothelioma Information: Types of Mesothelioma Types of Mesothelioma Mesothelioma can be classified into two major groups, ... the disease process progresses. Subtypes and Variations of Mesothelioma Tumors Each of these categories of mesothelioma is ...
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