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What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is cancer of the pleura (lining of the lung), it is often called Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM)  The pleura has 2 layers

  • The inner (visceral) layer which is next to the lung
  • The outer (parietal) layer which lines the chest wall

The layers are usually in contact and slide over each other as we breathe. They produce fluid to add lubrication and make this movement smooth.

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