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4 Stages of Mesothelioma | Symptoms & Treatment by Stage » Mesothelioma has 4 stages. 1: Tumor is localized. 2: Cancer spreads to nearby organs. 3: Cancer can spread to lymph nodes. 4: Cancer has spread distantly.

Extrapleural pneumonectomy for early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma: a harmful procedure - PubMed » The effects on long-term post-operative quality of life (QoL) and disease-control in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) are compared. Seventy-seven patients affected by early-stage MPM received EPP (40) or P/D (37) associated …

What is the best way to diagnose and stage malignant pleural mesothelioma? - PubMed » A best evidence topic in thoracic surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was which diagnostic modality [computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), combination PET/CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)] provides the best diagnostic and stag …

Multimodality treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma » Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease of the pleura and is largely related to asbestos exposure. Despite recent advancements in technologies and a greater understanding of the disease, the prognosis of MPM remains poor; the median overall…

Malignant pleural mesothelioma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up☆ » Incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is generally higher in males than females and is attributed to historical differences in exposures with world-standardised incidence rates per 100 000 persons of 0.7 and 0.3 in the United States and 1.7 and 0.4 for Europe (for males and females, respectively). Incidence is highest in countries with greatest previous asbestos use such as the Netherlands, UK and Australia.1 Due to a lag time of ∼40 years between exposure and presentation, alongside relatively recent usage bans, incidence continues to rise in many countries.

Stages of mesothelioma » The staging system most commonly used in the UK for pleural mesothelioma is called the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) system. Read about the stages of mesothelioma and your treatment options.


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