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pleura

[plur-uh] the membranes around the lungs and lining the chest cavity.

How is malignant mesothelioma staged?

... T1: Mesothelioma involves the pleura lining the chest wall on one side of the
chest. ... It may also have spread to the pleura covering the lung. ...

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

How are lung carcinoid tumors staged?

... It has not reached the membranes that surround the lungs (visceral pleura),
and it does not affect the main branches of the bronchi. ...

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

How is non-small cell lung cancer staged?

... than 3 centimeters (cm)—slightly less than 1¼ inches—across, has not reached
the membranes that surround the lungs (visceral pleura), and does ...

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

How is small cell lung cancer staged? | American Cancer ...

... than 3 centimeters (cm)—slightly less than 1¼ inches—across, has not reached
the membranes that surround the lungs (visceral pleura), and does ...

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

... body: • The pleura coats the lungs and the cavity containing the lungs
in the chest. ... Localized fibrous tumor of the pleura This ...

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

Asbestos

... some fibers may reach the ends of the small airways in the lungs or penetrate
into the outer lining of the lung and chest wall (known as the pleura). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/intheworkplace/asbestos

How is malignant mesothelioma diagnosed?

... It may show an abnormal thickening of the pleura, calcium deposits on the
pleura, fluid in the space between the lungs and the chest wall, or ...

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

What is malignant mesothelioma?

... treatment. Localized fibrous tumor of the pleura. This type of benign
tumor can form in the pleura surrounding the lungs. ...

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

Lung Carcinoid Tumor

... A thin lining called the pleura surrounds the lungs. ... Page 17. • It has grown
into the membranes that surround the lungs (visceral pleura). ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003117-pdf.pdf