A 38-year-old member asked:
What causes peritoneal mesothelioma?
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Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Similar to pleura: The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos so that lesions of the pleural cavity are caused by inhalation of asbestos. The abdominal variety is probably caused by the same factor, but thru ingestion of the particles of asbestos in food. In certain instances asbestos has be used as a way to prepare foods such as polishing of rice and then washing the rice of the particles.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me what peritoneal mesothelioma is caused by?
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Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Asbestos: All mesotheliomas, including peritoneal, stem from extended exposure to asbestos, usually at work. People diagnosed with exposure to asbestos dust, fibers or products for a sustained period. This exposure leads to ingestion or inhalation of microscopic asbestos particles, which can produce cancerous cells and then tumors.
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Palo Alto, CA
A 30-year-old male asked:
What is the cause of mesothelioma?
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Dermatology 19 years experience
Mesothelioma: Cancer typically begins when a series of genetic mutations occur within a cell, causing the cell to grow and multiply out of control. It isn't clear what causes the initial genetic mutations that lead to mesothelioma. It's likely that cancers form because of an interaction between many factors, such as inherited conditions, your environment, your health conditions and your lifestyle choices.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
What causes mesothelioma?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
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