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What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, associated with exposure to asbestos.

It is a cancer of the mesothelium. This is a thin lining (membrane) that covers the outer surface of most of our body’s organs. The mesothelium has different names in different parts of the body. In the chest it’s called the pleura, in the abdomen it’s called the peritoneum.

More than 2,600 people are diagnosed with the condition each year in the UK. Most cases are diagnosed in people aged 60-80 and men are affected more commonly than women.

Unfortunately it’s rarely possible to cure mesothelioma, although treatment can help control the symptoms.

There are many mesothelioma charities across the UK including Mesothelioma UK which we donate £1 to for each delegate that attends out IATP Asbestos Awareness Training.

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