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Health problems caused by malignant mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor originating in the mesothelial cells that make up most of the body foils (special structures, very fine, bounding cavities), including the pleura, peritoneum and pericardium. Malignant mesotheliomas are relatively rare tumors that can be localized to a specific region or may have a diffuse character.
Of these, the most common location is the lung (pleural ie, in 90% of cases). Mesothelioma lung is associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos dust patient.