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Lung and Esophageal Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer Causes, Diagnosis, Risks, and Stages

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer. Each year, approximately 3,000 men and women are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is cancer that starts in pleura or lining of the heart, lungs, and abdomen.

There are three types of mesothelioma:

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk for mesothelioma include:

More about Mesothelioma

Learn more about mesothelioma from the National Cancer Institute.