What is Mesothelioma? | The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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What is mesothelioma? We’ve all seen the low-budget commercials in the middle of the night. Malignant mesothelioma is actually an aggressive cancer with symptoms and warning signs similar to lung and gastrointestinal cancers. The disease originates within the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Due to relatively common symptoms misdiagnosis happens frequently with this disease so visiting an experienced thoracic oncologist is key to early detection Treatment methods include chemotherapy and surgical removal of the disease though prognosis is generally poor at diagnosis.

But as awareness of this disease builds, so does hope for all mesothelioma patients. The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance stands with you in the fight against mesothelioma. Refuse Defeat..

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