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What is malignant mesothelioma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that attacks the mesothelium, the tissue lining around the organs. Malignant mesothelioma can affect the lungs, stomach, heart, or testicles. It is not very common, and it may develop as a result of exposure to asbestos.

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