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  • n. A usually malignant tumor of mesothelial tissue, especially that of the pleura or peritoneum.

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  • n. An uncommon malignant tumour of the mesothelium, usually of the lungs after exposure to asbestos.

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  • n. a form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust


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  • Research about screening tests for the early detection of mesothelioma is ongoing.


  • Although reported incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years, mesothelioma is still a relatively rare cancer.


  • Although mesothelioma is generally resistant to curative treatment with radiotherapy alone, palliative treatment regimens are sometimes used to relieve symptoms arising from tumor growth, such as obstruction of a major blood vessel.


  • Diagnosing mesothelioma is often difficult, because the symptoms are similar to those of a number of other conditions.


  • It also can cause a condition called mesothelioma, which is a different type of lung disease which can be very problematic, very difficult to treat, as well.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2006

  • The punk legend passed away in Switzerland on Thursday (08Apr10) after losing his battle with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, which is often associated with asbestos exposure.

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  • Half of all people with a rare form of cancer thought to be uniquely tied with asbestos called mesothelioma have no known workplace contact with asbestos.

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  • Crisp said a rare type of cancer, known as mesothelioma, was contracted by a high percentage of people living near asbestos mine dumps.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The punk legend passed away in Switzerland last Thursday (08Apr10) after losing his battle with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, whichis often associated with asbestos exposure. - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • When it comes to an individual, or family member dealing with a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, there is nothing even close to the Mesothelioma Victims Center, and the expanded free help and assistance it provides.

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