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10-25-2004, 04:03 AM
Hi, I wonder if you can help with a query? Is "cancer of the pleura" always mesothelioma? And is it always caused by asbestos? Is it treatable?

Thank you.


10-26-2004, 02:27 AM

Cancer of the pleura is not always mesothelioma. Many cancers can generate metastasis to the pleura. But if this is a cancer that originated from the pleural tissue it is mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is not always caused by asbestos, but it certainly increases one's risk for developing it. Even people without exposure can have it, though.

Prognosis is not good, but there are treatment options...there are no curative regimens for it.


02-03-2009, 09:51 AM
Pleural mesothelioma is cancer of the pleura, which is the membrane that lines the lungs and the chest cavity.

George Hardy
08-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Cancer of the Pleural also cause by Asbestos. So please remove Asbestos and stop its exposure.