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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer

Malignant pleural mesothelioma (aka Pleural  Mesothelioma, pleura mesothelioma) is mesothelioma cancer in the lining of the lungs (pleura) and in the respiratory areas of the body. There are two types of pleural mesothelioma. The first one is diffuse and malignant which is cancerous and the other one is localized and benign (non-cancerous). The benign mesothelioma can be removed surgically and are usually related to asbestos exposure. This type of mesothelioma is generally not dangerous. However, malignant (pleural) mesothelioma cancer is very dangerous unfortunately.

Malignant tumors are cancer, where the cancer cells can invade and damage tissues and organs near the tumor. Also, cancer cells can break away from a malignant tumor and enter the lymphatic system or the bloodstream. This is how cancer spreads from the original tumor to form new tumors in other parts of the body (aka metastasize).

Alimta (pemetrexed) in combination with cisplatin (Platinol) has recently been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of inoperable malignant mesothelioma. Alimta and cisplatin are the first drugs proven to improve the duration of survival for patients with advanced malignant mesothelioma cancer. People who develop malignant pleural mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos particles by breathing or inhaling them in their work environment.

 

   
       
 

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