Linings of the lung

Linings of the lung :
Lung Lining cancer is very different from a lung cancer. It happens in mesothelium- a thin membrane that covers many of the internal organs of the body.
The mesothelium of the lungs is called the Pleura. Lung Lining cancer is also sometimes called as mesothelioma after the area in which it occurs.
If the lung lining is localized and found only  in that place where it was originated , then this can be cured by surgical operations.  If it has spread to other parts of body , then it is really harmful and considered as malignant.
Majority of Lung Lining cancers are due to Asbestos exposure. These fibers gets into your body mainly from work places like mines , automobiles and construction.Asbestos  was used in old constructions because of its strength and after knowing the problems due to its exposure , people have stopped using it. But thi sis still present in old building and can be exposed to workers. Apart from work places , Asbestos  can also spread from skin or hair of family members.
Mesothelioma grows on the linings of the lung as a diffuse multi-site tumor with masses being spread on a wide area of the pleura. Some symptoms of Lung lining cancer are persistent cough, chest pain, recurring pneumonia.
Some other lung lining cancers are :
  • Pleurisy inflammation
  • Pneumothorax
  • Empyema
  • Pleural effusion
Lung lining cancers can be more bad if you are  smoking.
It is advisable to stop smoking if you are have Lung Lining cancer.

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  • Pleurisy inflammation
  • Pneumothorax
  • Empyema
  • Pleural effusion

Article publié pour la première fois le 17/03/2013

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