Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer Pleura Incidence

Facts about mesothelioma:

  • Mesotheliomas are rare:
    • About 1 out of 100,000 people develop mesothelioma in the US each year.
  • Mesothelioma is more common in men.
  • About 7% of people with occupational asbestos exposure develop mesothelioma.

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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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