The nurse is assigned to a patient suffering from mesothelioma. Which of the following is false in regards to mesothelioma?

Asbestos and smoking are synergistic causes


•Smoking acts synergistically with asbestos to cause bronchogenic tumors, not mesothelioma.

•Mesothelioma is a tumor of the pleura of the lungs and is primarily caused by asbestos exposure. It has a latent period of 25-40 years before symptoms develop.

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