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Mesothelioma

The tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs is called mesothelium. Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, but can also start in the abdomen or other organs. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer.). Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but serious type of cancer. Most people who get it have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. After being exposed to asbestos, it usually takes a long time for the disease to form. Symptoms include. -Trouble breathing. -Pain under the rib cage. -Pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdomen. -Weight loss for no known reason. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Your doctor uses imaging tests and a biopsy to make the diagnosis. Malignant mesothelioma is often found when it is advanced. This makes it harder to treat. Treatment may include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. NIH: National Cancer Institute.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
9975
Concept ID:
C0025500
Neoplastic Process
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Pleural mesothelioma

A neoplasm that arises from the mesothelial cells of the pleura. The primary cause is exposure to asbestos. The major histologic variants are the epithelioid malignant mesothelioma, desmoplastic malignant mesothelioma, and sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma. Patients present with persistent cough and shortness of breath. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
237179
Concept ID:
C1377913
Neoplastic Process
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Malignant mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma is a form of cancer that originates from the cells of the mesothelium, a thin tissue layer surrounding the body's internal organs. Malignant mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure, pleural mesothelioma beeing the most common form, affecting the lining of the lungs called the pleura. Other forms such as perioneal-, percardial- or testicular- mesothelioma are much rarer. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
506442
Concept ID:
CN116900
Finding
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Mesothelioma, malignant

Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive neoplasm of the serosal lining of the chest etiologically linked to asbestos. It is diagnosed in approximately 2,000 to 3,000 individuals annually in the United States, most of whom die within 2 years of diagnosis (summary by Bott et al., 2011). See also 614327 for a tumor predisposition syndrome that may contribute to the development of malignant mesothelioma upon asbestos exposure and is caused by germline mutation in the BAP1 gene (603089) on chromosome 3p21. [from OMIM]

MedGen UID:
91062
Concept ID:
C0345967
Neoplastic Process
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Neoplasm of the respiratory system

A tumor (abnormal growth of tissue) of the respiratory system. [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
11200
Concept ID:
C0035244
Neoplastic Process
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Neoplasia of the pleura

MedGen UID:
451865
Concept ID:
CN117420
Neoplastic Process
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