Were you looking for information about Mesothelioma? Mesotheleoma is a common misspelling of mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects the membrane that covers most of the body's internal organs, is diagnosed in 2,000 people each year in the United States. The tumor, which can be benign or malignant, typically begins in the lining around either the abdomen (stomach) or the lungs. Asbestos exposure is the primary risk factor for this form of cancer. Treatment for mesothelioma depends on the location of the tumor and stage of disease, and may involve chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery.
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