Many mesothelioma patients
have surgery to remove tumors
, parts of tumors, or parts of organs that have been affected by the disease. Before any surgery, however, there are necessary tests to determine if the disease has spread, whether it has advanced to another stage, and the size of the tumor being targeted.
Accurate staging is important for deciding on mesothelioma treatment
Advanced Diagnostic Tools Let Physicians See Organ Damage from Mesothelioma
, which invades the linings around the lungs, is the most common form of mesothelioma. Pericardial mesothelioma
, which is rarer, invades the linings around the heart.
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