Macmillan Cancer Support: Mesothelioma Overview

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. The disease can affect the lungs, stomach, heart, and testicles. The symptoms of mesothelioma can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years to manifest, making it a difficult to diagnose in early stages.

Read about the different ways asbestos can enter our bodies and put us at risk of mesothelioma here.

In this informational Macmillan Cancer Support video shared in September 2012, consultant and medical oncologist Dr. Sanjay Popat, of the Royal Marsden Hospital, in London, explains some of the possible symptoms of mesothelioma, how the disease is diagnosed, and treatments that are available.

Discover different ways you could be at risk of exposure to asbestos. 

Mesothelioma Research News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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