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Who is most likely to get pleural mesothelioma?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Asbestos exposure
Most cases (70-80%) of mesothelioma happen in persons with environmental exposure to asbestos.
Radiation exposure is another risk factor and smoking increases the risks. Thus, a person with a history of work-exposure to asbestos is at highest-risk of developing mesothelioma.

In brief: Asbestos exposure
Most cases (70-80%) of mesothelioma happen in persons with environmental exposure to asbestos.
Radiation exposure is another risk factor and smoking increases the risks. Thus, a person with a history of work-exposure to asbestos is at highest-risk of developing mesothelioma.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Asbestos-exposure
Those exposed to asbestos are most prone to getting malignant mesothelioma, either directly through work or indirectly through close contact with clothes of those exposed at work, such as pipe-fitters, boilermakers, brake repair. Some also have suggested that exposure to the earliest polio vaccines, which may have been contaminated with another virus, sv40, may be prone to developing mesothelioma.

In brief: Asbestos-exposure
Those exposed to asbestos are most prone to getting malignant mesothelioma, either directly through work or indirectly through close contact with clothes of those exposed at work, such as pipe-fitters, boilermakers, brake repair. Some also have suggested that exposure to the earliest polio vaccines, which may have been contaminated with another virus, sv40, may be prone to developing mesothelioma.
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