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Similarly to pleural, peritoneal and pericardial mesothelioma, prolonged or frequent exposure to asbestos is also responsible for the development of testicular mesothelioma. Even though there is not enough evidence in this respect, the majority of specialists believe that asbestos exposure represents a serious risk factor for the occurrence of this disease. It has been estimated that approximately 35% of testicular mesothelioma cases are related to patients having been extensively or repeatedly exposed to asbestos. Particles of asbestos, which have been inhaled can remain within the body for decades without causing any symptoms. Asbestos fibers can travel through the body as well and become embedded into the lining of various organs, including the testicles, where they can produce inflammation, which may subsequently lead to the development of mesothelioma. Testicular mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer, accounting for less than 1% of all cases of diagnosed mesothelioma; however, if you have ever been exposed to asbestos for prolonged periods of time, it is highly recommended to regularly monitor your health, since it typically takes between 15 and 60 years for asbestos-related testicular mesothelioma to cause any perceivable symptoms.
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