Mesothelioma Information

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Type: malignant
Risk Factors: Exposure to asbestos
Average age at diagnosis: 40-60 years

Mesothelioma is a cancer that originates in the mesothelium , the layer of cells that lines serous cavities of the body: the pleura , peritoneum , pericardium , the vaginal cavity of the testicles . Almost all the cases currently detected cancer refers to pleural mesothelioma, and is related to exposure to airborne fibers of ‘ asbestos (asbestos), with a particularly high-latency time – 15-45 years – and a course of 1-2 years.

1 Epidemiology and risk factors
2 Pathogenesis
3 Pathology
4 Clinic
5 Diagnosis
6 Staging
6.1 Butchart (1979)
6.2 Brigham (1993)
6.3 Sugarbaker (1999)
6.4 IMIG (1995, the most accurate according to the most)
6.4.1 T
6.4.2 N
7 Prognosis
8 Therapy
9 See also
10 Other projects
11 External links