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  • Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that can develop many years after exposure to asbestos.
  • Mesothelioma usually targets the outer membrane of the lungs (pleura) but can also occur in the membrane lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). Rarely, the heart or reproductive organs may be affected.
  • Unless surgical removal is an option, there is no cure – treatment aims to prolong life and keep the person as comfortable as possible.

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Reviewed on: 22-09-2021