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diaphragm

[DIE-uh-fram] a thin, dome-shaped muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen (belly). During breathing, the diaphragm moves down to pull air into the lungs, and up to push it out.

How is malignant mesothelioma staged?

... It may or may not also affect the pleura lining the diaphragm (the breathing
muscle) or the mediastinum (the space between the lungs). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignantmesothelioma/detailedguide/malignant-mesothelioma-staging

Surgery for malignant mesothelioma

... This operation removes the lung on the side of the cancer along with the pleura
lining the chest wall on that side, the diaphragm on that side, the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignantmesothelioma/detailedguide/malignant-mesothelioma-treating-surgery

Malignant Mesothelioma

... For mesotheliomas, they may be useful in looking at the diaphragm (the thin
band of muscle below the lungs that helps us breathe), a possible site ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003119-pdf.pdf

How is non-Hodgkin lymphoma staged?

... The lymphoma is in 2 or more groups of lymph nodes on the same side of
(above or below) the diaphragm (the thin band of muscle that separates ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-staging

Treating classic Hodgkin disease, by stage

... This group includes HD that is only on one side of the diaphragm (above or
below) and that doesn't have any unfavorable factors. For example: ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkindisease/detailedguide/hodgkin-disease-treating-by-stage

Hiccups

... Infection. Hiccups. Hiccups happen when the diaphragm (the main muscle
used in breathing) suddenly contracts between normal breaths. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/dealingwithsymptomsathome/caring-for-the-patient-with-cancer-at-home-hiccups

Cancer Glossary

... diaphragm Search [DIE-uh-fram]. a thin, dome-shaped muscle that
separates the chest from the abdomen (belly). During ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=d

How are lung carcinoid tumors staged?

... It has grown into the chest wall, the breathing muscle that separates the chest
from the abdomen (diaphragm), the membranes surrounding the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcarcinoidtumor/detailedguide/lung-carcinoid-tumor-staging

What are Lung Carcinoid Tumors? | American Cancer Society

... Below the lungs, a thin, dome-shaped muscle called the diaphragm
separates the chest from the abdomen. When you ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcarcinoidtumor/detailedguide/lung-carcinoid-tumor-what-is-lung-carcinoid-tumor

What is non-small cell lung cancer?

... Below the lungs, a thin, dome-shaped muscle called the diaphragm
separates the chest from the abdomen. When you ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-what-is-non-small-cell-lung-cancer