Explaining Mesothelioma Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

In this informative hand illustrated video from Osmosis, find out about the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. Using simple charts and diagrams, the film takes viewers through the causes of the disease along with common symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, the treatment and pathology.

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It explains that mesothelioma occurs when cancer cells begin to develop in the mesothelium — which is the thin lining of the internal organs. In most cases of the disease, the lungs are affected but mesothelioma can also attack the lining of the stomach, heart, and testicles.

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