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  Industrial revolution had its cost on human beings. Dramatic increase in the incidence of mesothelioma in the late part of 20th century and early part of 21st century is blamed on the increased use of asbestos that came with the industrial revolution and wartime needs. Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer. About 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year. The most common form of mesothelioma called pleural mesothelioma affects the covering of the lungs and chest wall. Mesothelioma can also develop in other areas like the coverings of the intestine, or heart. Mesothelioma most commonly results from previous exposure to asbestos. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. The section is meant to give you very detailed knowledge in mesothelioma. You will find various sections including frequently asked questions in mesothelioma, molecular basis of mesothelioma, pathogenesis, epidemiology, risk factor, role of screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of mesothelioma. There is also a section on history of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Molecular basis of mesothelioma
How does asbestos cause mesothelioma?

History of asbestos and mesothelioma
History of asbestos associated-mesothelioma

Mesothelioma news

Epidemiology of mesothelioma

Mechanism of mesothelioma development
Mechanism of asbestos cancer induction

Who are at risk of developing mesothelioma?
Who are at high risk for development of mesothelioma?
Do family members of asbestos workers have a higher risk of mesothelioma?

Natural history of mesothelioma
Natural history of malignant mesothelioma

Clinical features, Diagnosis, and staging of mesothelioma
Clinical features of mesothelioma
Diagnosis of mesothelioma
Staging of pleural mesothelioma
Staging work-up for pleural mesothelioma
Mesothelioma with no history of asbestos exposure

Treatment of pleural mesothelioma
Surgical treatment of malignant mesothelioma
Surgical control of pleural effusion
Radiation therapy for malignant mesothelioma
Chemotherapy of malignant mesothelioma
Multimodality treatment of malignant mesothelioma
Gene therapy of mesothelioma

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