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What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a relatively rare cancer, that is usually associated with asbestos. Exposure to asbestos fibers can ...more »

  • Mesothelioma: Type of lung cancer associated with asbestos.
  • Mesothelioma: A usually malignant and aggressive neoplasm of the mesothelium which is often associated with exposure to asbestos.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Mesothelioma: a rare form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Mesothelioma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Mesothelioma: Introduction

Types of Mesothelioma:

Types of Mesothelioma:

Broader types of Mesothelioma:

How serious is Mesothelioma?

Prognosis of Mesothelioma: Usually poor because mesothelioma is rarely diagnosed early.
Complications of Mesothelioma: see complications of Mesothelioma

What causes Mesothelioma?

Causes of Mesothelioma: see causes of Mesothelioma
Cause of Mesothelioma: Asbestos exposure causing fibers in the lungs.
Risk factors for Mesothelioma: see risk factors for Mesothelioma

What are the symptoms of Mesothelioma?

Symptoms of Mesothelioma: see symptoms of Mesothelioma

Complications of Mesothelioma: see complications of Mesothelioma

Onset of Mesothelioma: Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos

Can anyone else get Mesothelioma?

Contagion of cancer: generally not; see details in contagion of cancer.

Mesothelioma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mesothelioma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mesothelioma.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mesothelioma: see treatments for Mesothelioma
Prevention of Mesothelioma: see prevention of Mesothelioma
Research for Mesothelioma: see research for Mesothelioma

Society issues for Mesothelioma


Hospitalization statistics for Mesothelioma: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mesothelioma:

  • 8.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for mesothelioma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for mesothelioma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 66 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for mesothelioma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for mesothelioma occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Mesothelioma:

Organs and body systems related to Mesothelioma include:

Name and Aliases of Mesothelioma

Main name of condition: Mesothelioma

Class of Condition for Mesothelioma: cancer

Mesothelioma: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mesothelioma:

 

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