NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - page 35

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Version 1.2012
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• The pleural mesothelium is part of the tissue lining around the lungs.
• Malignant pleural mesothelioma is cancer that starts in the pleural mesothelium.
• Mesothelioma cells form a tumor since they don’t die as they should.
• Mesothelioma cells can spread to other body parts through lymph or blood.
Review of Part 1 – About mesothelioma
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