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Prevalence and Incidence of Mesothelioma, adult malignant

Mesothelioma, adult malignant: Rare Disease

Mesothelioma, adult malignant is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Mesothelioma, adult malignant, or a subtype of Mesothelioma, adult malignant, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Mesothelioma, adult malignant usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Mesothelioma, adult malignant at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Mesothelioma, adult malignant refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Mesothelioma, adult malignant diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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