Malignant mesothelioma malignant mesothelioma is a

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to breathlessness and pain, or pleurisy (inflammation and fibrosis of the pleura). Malignant Mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the pleura that is usually caused by exposure to asbestos. It occurs when asbestos fibres trapped in the lung migrate outwards into the pleura. How asbestos causes cancer is not completely understood. It is thought that fibres that are engulfed by cells of the body’s immune system may interact with the DNA of these cells, causing changes in the genes that trigger the development of a tumour. Asbestos-related Lung Cancer Lung cancer may also be caused by asbestos. The risk of developing lung cancer may be greater in people who already have asbestosis. Asbestos-related Lung Disease – an Increasing Problem Use of asbestos is now banned in the EU, while other countries have implemented strict regulations. However, the long delay between exposure to asbestos and the development of symptoms means that the number of people with asbestos-related lung disease will continue to increase for years to come. References IndustryWeek. France Calls for Worldwide Asbestos Ban. Accessed 17-09-09 NHS Choices. Asbestosis. Accessed 17-09-09 Rudd R. Asbestos and the Lung. Medicine 2004; 32(1): 111–13
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