NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,260 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- malignant mesothelioma
- listen (muh-LIG-nunt MEH-zoh-THEE-lee-OH-muh)
A rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the lining of the chest or abdomen. Exposure to airborne asbestos particles increases one's risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.