Mesothelioma Surgery

It is essential that patients receive a careful assessment before Mesothelioma surgery is performed. Surgical resection for patients with MPM can include either 1) pleurectomy/decortication (P/D; also known as total pleurectomy, lung-sparing surgery), which is complete removal of the involved pleura and all gross tumor; or 2) extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), which is en-bloc resection of […]

Mesothelioma Treatment

The NCCN Guidelines recommend that patients with MPM be managed by a multidisciplinary team with experience in MPM. Mesothelioma treatment options for patients with MPM include surgery, radiation therapy (RT), and/or chemotherapy; select patients (ie, clinical stages I–III, medically operable, epithelial histology, good performance status [PS]) are candidates for multimodality therapy. Definitive RT alone is […]

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Symptoms often have dyspnea and chest pain; they may also have pleural effusion, fatigue, insomnia, cough, chest wall mass, loss of appetite, and weight loss (see the NCCN Guidelines for Adult Cancer Pain, available at NCCN).  Patients with MPM often have a high Mesothelioma Symptoms burden when compared with patients who have other types […]