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Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Treatment Options

Treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma may include:

Key Facts on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The following is a summary of key points to keep in mind about malignant pleural mesothelioma:
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells form in the lining of the chest
  • Being exposed to asbestos can affect the risk of developing this disease
  • Possible signs include shortness of breath and pain under the ribcage
  • Tests that examine the inside of the chest are used to find and diagnose malignant pleural mesothelioma
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options (see Mesothelioma Survival Rate).
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