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Is Mesothelioma the similar as asbestosis?
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Default Is Mesothelioma the similar as asbestosis? - 10-07-2011, 07:32 AM

Although mesothelioma and asbestosis share common symptoms (such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and coughing) and occur through asbestos exposure, there are major differences.
Asbestosis is a condition that results from a build up of scar tissue in the lungs. This leads to difficulty breathing due to limited growth and contraction of a patient’s lungs. Asbestosis is considered a serious lung disease; however, it is not a form of cancer.
Mesothelioma, on the other hand, develops from cancerous cells that are present in the lining of the lungs/chest, abdomen, or heart, and thus is considered a form a cancer.
   
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Default Mesothelioma Cancer - 02-14-2013, 09:14 AM

Mesothelioma is caused due to asbestos.Asbestos is the major risk factor for mesothelioma. factors to develope mesothelioma are pleura ,peritoneum ,pericardium or the tunica vaginalis.
   
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