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Are all diagnoses of pleural plaques followed by an onset of mesothelioma?

Prolonged asbestos exposure represents the main known risk factor for mesothelioma and it is highly recommended that a series of specific examinations and tests are undergone for a timely detection of the disease in such cases. Pleural plaques occur in approximately 50% of people who have been extensively exposed to asbestos, but the diagnosis does not necessarily imply the subsequent development of mesothelioma. In fact, this type of cancer rarely appears following pleural plaques, accounting for only 0.3% of all diagnosed cancerous diseases.

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