What is Mesotheliaoma

United States
March 20, 2007 11:23am CST
I don't know if I spelled this correct or not. You can sound it out and know what I am talking about. I was just wondering what this was. I heard it on the t.v. the other night and I have no clue as to what it is. It sounds like a cancer.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
21 Mar 07
Mesothelioma is a tumor of the pleura (lining of the lung and chest cavity). There are two types - a solitary growth that remains localized in one area of the pleura, and a diffuse malignant form. The symptoms are coughing, chest pain and breathing difficulty. The solitary growth can be surgically removed and result in a complete cure. Hope this clears up your question.
• United States
21 Mar 07
That was a very good explanation of what it is and the symptoms associated with it. thank you so much for responding.
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• United States
20 Mar 07
not quite sure myself but i know where you can find an article about it heres the link to the writer and its near the bottom of the list of articles done by her. www.associatedcontent.com/user/56310/karen_meeker.html good reads to ya
• United States
21 Mar 07
Thank you for the informative link. I appreciate it.
@imgcul (110)
• Taiwan
4 Apr 08
yes, mesothlioma is a cancer, maybe the most malignant tumor. mesothelioma is located in pleura, which enwrap the lungs. the chronic exposure to asbestos or radiation will cause mesothelioma. most of mesotheliomas are deadly except the benign mesothelioma. the symptoms of mesothelioma are chest pain and pleural effusion.