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How Quickly Does Mesothelioma Progress
A rare cancer of the lining of the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, abdominal pain, and weight loss. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Most people exposed to asbestos, however, do not develop mesothelioma. Rather, they are at much higher risk of cancer of ...Read more
Ca of lung lining: Your lungs are surrounded by a lubricated lining called the pleura. This lining allows your lungs to move against your chest wall without friction. When these cells become cancerous, it is called a malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma are difficult cancers with few effective treatments. A single day of radiation to the biopsy site can prevent local invasion. ...Read more
Possibly: A new mutation in a gene called bap1 was discovered in august 2011 which predisposes people to develop mesothelioma (and melanoma of the eye.) people with a strong family history of mesothelioma might carry this gene in their family. To learn more: http://www.Cancer.Gov/newscenter/pressreleases/2011/mesotheliomabap1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer affecting the: Lining of the chest cavity and lungs is called mesothelioma. It produces fluid, leading to shortness of breath and cough. Invading the chest, it can cause pain, especilaly on deep breath and cough. Fatigue and weight loss are signals of advanced disease and may indicat difficulty tolerating treatment. ...Read more
Variable: "the average survival times for people with mesothelioma have been between 4 and 18 months. But some people live much longer. Between 5% and 10% of people with mesothelioma live at least 5 years after their cancer is found. These numbers tend to be better for people diagnosed at a younger age." http://goo.Gl/itfp9. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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