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Malignant Mesothelioma

  • By: Paul J. Clerkin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that attacks the mesothelium, the membrane that lines body cavities and envelopes major organs. This membrane consists, in part, of the pleural membrane that lines the inside of the chest cavity and covers ...

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