Mesothelioma is a severe type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The lining of the lungs and chest wall are the most common areas affected, but the stomach, heart and testes may also be affected.
In this video shared by the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation on its YouTube channel in September 2014, Dr. Marc de Perrot, a surgical oncologist and head of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s Toronto Mesothelioma Program, stresses the importance of early screening — especially those working in high-risk fields.
The research carried out by the team is partly funded by trade unions who represent workers who have been exposed to asbestos at work.
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