Malignant Mesothelioma—Patient Version

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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.

For more information, view Malignant Mesothelioma Symptoms, Tests, Prognosis, and Stages.

Causes & Prevention

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


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

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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