Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma—Patient Version

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Overview

Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the thin tissue (mesothelium) that lines the lung, chest wall, and abdomen. The major risk factor for mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Explore the links on this page to learn more about malignant mesothelioma treatment and clinical trials.

Treatment

PDQ Treatment Information for Patients

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of malignant mesothelioma.

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for malignant mesothelioma.

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