Mesothelioma - benign; Mesothelioma - fibrous; Pleural fibroma; Solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
This type of tumor more often affects men than women.
Signs and tests
Treatment is usually needed to remove the tumor.
The outcome is expected to be good with prompt treatment. The condition may return in about 1 out of 10 cases. It may reoccur as long as 10 years later.
Pleural effusion (fluid escaping into the membranes around the lungs) is a complication.
Calling your health care provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you notice symptoms of mesothelioma.
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