malignant mesothelioma

Pronunciation: (muh-LIG-nunt MEH-zoh-THEE-lee-OH-muh)

A rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the lining of the chest or abdomen. Exposure to airborne asbestos particles increases one's risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Malignant mesothelioma forms in the thin layer of tissue that covers the lung, chest wall, abdomen, heart, or testicles.Mesotelioma maligno es un cáncer que se forma en la capa delgada de tejido que cubre el pulmón, la pared torácica, el abdomen, el corazón o los testículos. Date last modified: 2015-03-30Malignant Mesothelioma Mesotelioma maligno