Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that most often starts in the covering of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) but can also start in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). Here is information on symptoms and causes (including asbestos), tests and scans to diagnose mesothelioma, treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and current research. Information on living with mesothelioma includes coping with your diagnosis, and managing when you have advanced disease.
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Latest mesothelioma news
Read all the latest news on mesothelioma.
- News: The trans-Atlantic quest to find a winning combination of cancer drugs
- 30 Sep 2016
- News: The link between working with asbestos and mesothelioma – case closed?
- 20 Jan 2014
- News: Nano no-no? You cannot be serious…
- 22 May 2008
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