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What is mesothelioma lung cancer?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that occurs in the tissue layer that covers internal organs including the lungs. When this cancer affects the pleura, or tissue around the lungs, it is mesothelioma lung cancer. Exposure to asbestos is a major risk factor (contributing cause) of mesothelioma.

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