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What is Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura?

Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura, known as pleural mesothelioma, is an aggressive form of cancer of the lining of the lung (the pleura) caused by exposure to asbestos.

Pleural mesothelioma is a very rare disease caused when tiny, sharp asbestos fibers are inhaled and become trapped in the lining of the lung. Over time, the affected cells become damaged, which may lead to the development of pleural mesothelioma.

Often, pleural mesothelioma is not diagnosed until years or even several decades after the exposure occurred.

There is currently no cure for pleural mesothelioma, and life expectancies range from 6 months to more than 40 months depending on the stage of the cancer, tumor size, and location, as well as other factors such as age, gender, and overall health.

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