Mesothelioma is a very rare and deadly form of cancer which is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos fibers can be inhaled or swallowed and become embedded in the cells that line the lungs, heart, and abdominal organs, known as the mesothelium. This causes the development of cancerous cells which multiply at a much faster rate than healthy cells, forming tumors that put pressure on the affected organs and cause mesothelioma symptoms.
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