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See a health care provider as soon as possible if you develop any of the following:

Go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department if any of the following occur:

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General Information About Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

Prognosis in this disease is difficult to assess consistently because there is great variability in the time before diagnosis and the rate of disease progression. In large retrospective series of pleural mesothelioma patients, important prognostic factors were found to be:[1,2] Stage. Age. Performance status. Histology. Various surgical procedures may be possible in selected patients, and they provide long-term survival without cure. For patients treated with aggressive surgical...

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on May 02, 2014
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