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What Does a Diagnosis of Mesothelioma Mean?

A diagnosis of mesothelioma may occur after exposure to asbestos - usually occurring at a workplace and after a long period of exposure.

Mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer, may occur in several areas of the body, but most commonly in the lining of the lung (the pleura) and referred to as pleural mesothelioma.

There is no cure for mesothelioma, and survival rates depend primarily on the stage of the cancer at the time of diagnosis. Mesothelioma symptoms are often not present until the disease has progressed beyond the early stages. Additionally, symptoms are often confused with other, less serious conditions. Therefore, it is extremely important to communicate any history of asbestos exposure to your medical providers.

Treatment options are available to extend life and reduce painful symptoms; however, options become more limited as the disease progresses.

Mesothelioma is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos. As the sharp, tiny asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, they may attach to the lining of the lungs or abdomen. Over time, damage to the affected cells occurs and may lead to the development of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases.

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