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    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    What is Mesothelioma ?

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    Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in the lining that covers the outer surface of some of the body's organs. It's usually linked to asbestos exposure.
    Mesothelioma mainly affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), although it can also affect the lining of the tummy (peritoneal mesothelioma), heart or testicles.
    More than 2,600 people are diagnosed with the condition each year in the UK. Most cases are diagnosed in people aged 60-80 and men are affected more commonly than women.
    Unfortunately it's rarely possible to cure mesothelioma, although treatment can help control the symptoms.

    Symptoms of mesothelioma

    The symptoms of mesothelioma tend to develop gradually over time. They typically don't appear until several decades after exposure to asbestos.
    Symptoms of mesothelioma in the lining of the lungs include:
    Symptoms of mesothelioma in the lining of the tummy include:
    See your GP if you have any persistent or worrying symptoms. Tell them about any exposure to asbestos you may have had in the past.

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