Definition of mesothelioma in English:

mesothelioma

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A cancer of mesothelial tissue, associated especially with exposure to asbestos.

    • ‘In Jameson, an employee contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos at work.’
    • ‘At the age of 58, he has the incurable asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma and could have only months left to live.’
    • ‘Then, there's the fact that not every mesothelioma is caused by asbestos.’
    • ‘It was only seven months earlier that the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, had been diagnosed.’
    • ‘Conversely, there are few risk factors other than asbestos exposure for mesothelioma.’
    • ‘He said ‘There is an equivocal association between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.’’
    • ‘About 90% of deaths due to mesothelioma are due to exposure to asbestos in unmonitored settings.’
    • ‘The coroner recorded a verdict that he died from the industrial disease mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.’
    • ‘Such asbestos-related diseases include mesothelioma, a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs.’
    • ‘Therefore, the existence of childhood mesothelioma may be one reason why researchers do not attribute all mesotheliomas to asbestos exposure.’
    • ‘However, some individuals with only brief exposures have developed mesothelioma.’
    • ‘Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon neoplasm yet it is the most common primary malignancy of the pleura.’
    • ‘His solicitors said he was in good health until diagnosed in December 2002 with mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure.’
    • ‘And as yet there is no cure for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung lining caused by asbestos.’
    • ‘Periodic health surveillance for lung cancer or mesothelioma is not recommended.’
    • ‘The fibres stick in lung tissue, causing fatal diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, both rare and aggressive forms of cancer.’
    • ‘SV40 does not have a role in the majority of malignant mesotheliomas - a cancer associated with exposure to asbestos - according to a study in this month's Cancer Research.’
    • ‘Now, of course, it is well known that it can cause asbestosis or mesothelioma, a malignant tumour of the lung lining caused by inhaling asbestos fibres.’
    • ‘By the age of 48 he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, nicknamed asbestos cancer, and died five years later at his home in Lanhill View.’
    • ‘At least 3500 people in Great Britain die each year from mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer as a result of past exposure to asbestos.’

Pronunciation:

mesothelioma

/ˌmɛsə(ʊ)ˌθiːlɪˈəʊmə/