What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that starts from specialized mesothelial cells. These cells are normally found on the outside surface of the lungs and the intra-abdominal organs such as the colon and small intestine. Another name for mesothelioma is malignant mesothelioma. What causes mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is associated with asbestos exposure in …
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Mesothelial cells

What are mesothelial cells? Mesothelial cells are the cells that cover our internal organs such as our lungs, liver, stomach, and colon. They form a barrier on the outside of these organs that protect the organs from injury. These cells respond to injury or damage by becoming larger. Pathologists call these cells reactive mesothelial cells. …
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