AKA Malignant Mesothelioma
by Kruti Vora, MS-3
Edited by: Charles L. Fishman, MD
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, which includes the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium, and tunica vaginalis. The pleura is the most common site of disease, and this is usually due to exposure to asbestos fibers. This cancer is aggressive in nature, and prognosis post diagnosis is poor.
This is an uncommon cancer, with only 2,500 - 3,000 mesotheliomas diagnosed in the U.S. each year. 80% or more are related to asbestos exposure, with exposure occurring 10 - 40 years earlier....
Read more about the Mesothelioma:
Signs and Symptoms
Diagnostic Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis
Read the full Mesothelioma InBrief on www.FibonacciMD.app
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