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Are mesothelioma and asbestos the same thing?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Asbestos exposure

Long term exposure to asbestos will cause chronic lung disease and may trigger the growth of a tumor in the chest called mesothelioma.

In brief: Asbestos exposure

Long term exposure to asbestos will cause chronic lung disease and may trigger the growth of a tumor in the chest called mesothelioma.
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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: No

Mesothelioma is a tumor of the mesothelium which a thin layer covering the inner surface of the chest and abdomen.
Asbestos is a silicate previously used in various products such as insulation and brake lining. Asbestos exposure is a known risk factor for mesothelioma.

In brief: No

Mesothelioma is a tumor of the mesothelium which a thin layer covering the inner surface of the chest and abdomen.
Asbestos is a silicate previously used in various products such as insulation and brake lining. Asbestos exposure is a known risk factor for mesothelioma.
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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
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