Mesothelioma Info

Summary These NCCN Guidelines focus on MPM, which is the most common type of mesothelioma. This Discussion text for MPM describes the recommendations in the algorithms in greater detail, for example, by including the clinical trial data and other references that support the NCCN Panel’s recommendations in the algorithms. Revisions for the 2018 update are […]

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 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 […]

Whate is Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is estimated to occur in approximately 2500 people in the United States every year. These NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines(R)) focus on malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which is the most common type (81%). Mesothelioma can also occur in the lining of other sites, such as the […]