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Mesothelioma & Your Body

how mesothelioma affects the body

Mesothelioma is an aggressive, incurable cancer that starts in the cells lining many different organs. This deadly disease is caused by exposure to asbestos and can take decades to appear, so it has often spread significantly by the time it’s diagnosed.
Mesothelioma can affect the lungs, abdomen, and heart in various forms known respectively as pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is by far the most common, though people who have been exposed to asbestos should be aware of symptoms associated with all forms of the disease.

how mesothelioma affects the body
how mesothelioma affects the body

how mesothelioma affects the body
how mesothelioma affects the body

how mesothelioma affects the body
how mesothelioma affects the body

how mesothelioma affects the body
how mesothelioma affects the body

how mesothelioma affects the body
how mesothelioma affects the body

how mesothelioma affects the body
how mesothelioma affects the body

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