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What is malignant mesothelioma, and how does it start?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: a malignancy of the

Tissues lining a cavity (thorax > abdomen) and external linging of the lungs.
It is densely adherent to underlying lung, and deeply invested nooks and crannies of the mediastinum. Abdominal mesothelioma is less common. Both associated with asbestos exposure.

In brief: a malignancy of the

Tissues lining a cavity (thorax > abdomen) and external linging of the lungs.
It is densely adherent to underlying lung, and deeply invested nooks and crannies of the mediastinum. Abdominal mesothelioma is less common. Both associated with asbestos exposure.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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