malignant mesothelioma

A rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the sac lining the chest or abdomen. Exposure to airborne asbestos particles increases one's risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.

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  • Malignant mesothelioma — is a rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the sac lining the chest or abdomen. Exposure to airborne asbestos particles increases one s risk of developing malignant mesothelioma. See also Mesothelioma, which may also be benign …   Wikipedia

  • malignant mesothelioma — a malignant tumor of the pleura, peritoneum, or pericardium, appearing as broad sheets of cells; some regions contain spindle shaped, sarcoma like cells and others show adenomatous patterns. Many of these tumors, particularly in the pleura and… …   Medical dictionary

  • advanced malignant mesothelioma — Malignant mesothelioma that is stage II, III, or IV …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II malignant mesothelioma — Cancer is found in the lining of the chest wall and the lymph nodes on the same side of the chest. Cancer may also be found in the lining of the lung, the lining of the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage III malignant mesothelioma — Cancer has spread to the chest wall, mediastinum, heart, lining of the peritoneum, and/or beyond the diaphragm. Cancer may also have spread to lymph nodes on the other side of the chest or outside the chest. Stage III malignant mesothelioma is… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV malignant mesothelioma — Cancer has spread to distant organs or tissues. Stage IV malignant mesothelioma is advanced malignant mesothelioma …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • localized malignant mesothelioma — Cancer is found in the lining of the chest wall and may also be found in the lining of the lung, the lining of the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen), or the lining of the sac that… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I malignant mesothelioma — Cancer is found in the lining of the chest wall and may also be found in the lining of the lung, the lining of the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen), or the lining of the sac that… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Mesothelioma — Classification and external resources Left sided mesothelioma with mediastinal node enlargement : CT scan. ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • Malignant pleural effusion — is a condition in which cancer causes an abnormal amount of fluid to collect between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the outside of the lung and the wall of the chest cavity. Lung cancer and breast cancer account for about 50 65% of… …   Wikipedia

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