mesothelioma

Malignant tumour of the mesothelium, usually of lung; frequently caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, particularly those of crocidolite, the fibres of which are thin and straight and penetrate to the deep layers of the lung. Because of their shape, the fibres puncture the macrophage phagosome and are released, leading to a chronic inflammatory state that is thought to contribute to development of the tumour. ...

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma (or, more precisely, malignant mesothelioma) is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. Mesothelioma is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common anatomical site for mesothelioma is the pleura (the outer lining of ...
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mesothelioma

<oncology, tumour> Malignant tumour of the mesothelium, usually of lung, caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, particularly those of crocidolite, the fibres of which are thin and straight and penetrate to the deep layers of the lung. ... Because of their shape, the fibres puncture the macrophage phagosome and are released, leading to a chron...
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mesothelioma

(from the article `asbestos`) ...increasing concern beginning in the 1970s, however. It was found that prolonged inhalation of some forms of the tiny fibres can result in a lung ... ...a major increase in the risk for lung cancer. The risks from smoking and from significant asbestos exposure are multiplicative in the case of lung ... ...
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mesothelioma

(mez″o-) (me″zo-the″le-o´mә) a malignant tumor made up of cells derived from the mesothelium.
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mesothelioma

noun a rare form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
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mesothelioma

A benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer) tumor affecting the lining of the chest or abdomen. Exposure to asbestos particles in the air increases the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.
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Mesothelioma

a cancerous tumour occurring in the lining of the lungs and chest cavity, often associated with exposure to asbestos dust
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mesothelioma

A malignant tumor of the pleura (the membrane that lines the chest cavity and covers the lungs. There is an increased risk of mesothelioma in people exposed to asbestos dust. Mesothelioma may cause no symptoms in some cases, whereas in others it may cause cough, chest pain, and breathing difficult...
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Mesothelioma

A notorious form of cancer associated with exposure to asbestos especially in the form of crocidolite. It can occur at even small exposures with a latency period of up to 40 years. Mesothelioma is a prescribed disease and also reportable under RIDDOR.
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Mesothelioma

A rare cancer of the lining of the lung or (less often) the abdomen. The most likely cause is asbestos.
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Mesothelioma

A tumour of the lining of the lung usually the result of exposure to asbestos.
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Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the mesothelium, the membrane that covers and protects most of the body's internal organs.
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mesothelioma

Malignant spreading tumour of the mesothelium of the pleura, pericardium, or peritoneum, arising as a result of the presence of asbestos fibres. It is diagnostic of exposure to asbestos.
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mesothelioma

mesothelioma A disease in which cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest, the lining of the abdominal cavity, or the lining around the heart. Exposure can result in mesothelioma thirty or forty years later because of the long latency period of asbestos disease. People who have been exposed to asbestos in a household environment, often wi...
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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare disease caused as a result of malignant cancerous cells lining the patient's body cavities such as chest, abdominal region or the area surrounding the heart. It is typically associated with exposure to asbestos which has been documented in as many as 70-80% of all mesothelioma cases. This disease is very difficult to assess c...
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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs.
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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a tumour of the mesothelium. The term is particularly used to describe a tumour of the mesthelium apparently caused by exposure to asbestos (asbestosis).
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Mesothelioma

Our Mesothelioma Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Mesothelioma Mesothelioma: A malignant tumor of the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the thin lining on the surface of the body cavities and the organs that are contained within them. Most mesotheliomas begin as one or more nodules that progressively grow t...
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Mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma

Type of cancer most commonly diagnosed in the sheets of skin-like tissue that cover each lung. These are called the pleura, or pleural membranes. Mesothelioma is sometimes also diagnosed in the peritoneum. This is the sheet of tissue that lines the wall of the abdominal cavity and covers the digestive system organs inside the abdomen. Mesotheliom...
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mesothelioma

Type: Term Pronunciation: mez′ō-thē′lē-ō′mă Definitions: 1. A rare neoplasm derived from the lining cells of the pleura or peritoneum that grows as a thick sheet covering the viscera and is composed of spindle cells or fibrous tissue that may enclose glandlike spaces lined by cuboidal cells.
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mesothelioma

[n] - a rare form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart
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