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


• 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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