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Glossary for Malignant mesothelioma

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Asbestosis: Lung condition from asbestos exposure
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Hemoptysis: A condition which is characterized by the coughing up of blood or blood stained sputum
  • Mesothelioma: Type of lung cancer associated with asbestos.
  • Persistent cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Pneumoconiosis: A lung disease caused by breathing in air contaminated with particles of dust such as coal, kaolin, asbestos and talc. It is generally an occupation disease where people are exposed to the contaminated air for prolonged periods of time. Generally symptoms stop once the exposure ceases.
  • Poisoning: The condition produced by poison
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath
  • Soft tissue tumors: Any tumor of the soft tissues (e.g. muscles, cartilage), including cancer and benign tumors.
  • Work-related conditions: Medical conditions related to a person's work or occupation, such as workplace chemical exposures.


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