Surgery is used to treat, diagnose, and control malignant Mesothelioma. Survival is significantly higher for Mesothelioma patients that qualify for surgery along with heated chemotherapy. Nearly 50% of Mesothelioma patients live longer than five years after surgery.
Minor surgery is used to diagnose Mesothelioma and control pain and symptoms.
Major surgery is used to remove cancerous tumors and improve long-term prognosis.
A Mesothelioma doctor will recommend which surgery is best for each unique case.
Studies support that surgery is the best first-line treatment option for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
Surgery is currently the most promising treatment option for peritoneal Mesothelioma in the abdomen for early-stage cancer.
Mesothelioma Surgery Types
Diagnostic Surgery: Minor surgery (biopsy) to extract a sample of cancer tumor cells for examination.
Tumor Removal Surgery: Major surgery performed to remove tumors and can potentially extend the life expectancy of a patient.
Palliative Surgery: a Less invasive alternative to tumor-removing surgery and helps with pain and other cancer symptoms.
More than 60% of Mesothelioma patients have a diagnosis too late to qualify for surgery.
A Mesothelioma diagnosis from a doctor is based off specific symptoms a patient may be having. Diagnosing Mesothelioma at an early stage is essential to have the best outcome possible with treatment.
Since Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, it is vital for patients to seek a doctor who specializes in Mesothelioma cancer.
Common Misdiagnoses of Mesothelioma is bronchitis, pneumonia, and COPD in its early stages (1-2). If you have a history of asbestos exposure, you should see a doctor once a year to get tested.
Mesothelioma Diagnostic Methods
Blood Tests (Tumor Markers)
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Laparoscopy
Medical History and Physical Exam
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Open Surgical Biopsy
PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
Pulmonary Function Tests
Removing Fluid for testing
Test of Tissue Samples
Tests of Fluid Samples
Types of Mesothelioma
Pleural Mesothelioma [Lungs]
Peritoneal Mesothelioma [Abdomen
Pericardial Mesothelioma [Heart]
Epithelial malignant Mesothelioma
Chrysotile Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma Cystic Mesothelioma
There are about 3500 Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed in the U. S. each year.
The Statutes of Limitations is the period a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit.
Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.
The Statute of Limitations begins after a diagnosis or death by Mesothelioma, not the date of their exposure.
An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.
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