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Researchers Say P/D Surgery Improves Quality of Li...

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There are two primary surgical options for pleural mesothelioma patients - pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) or extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). Although most mesothelioma experts are solidly in one camp when it comes to favoring a surgery, researchers now report the P/D option can improve physical and emotional quality of life for patients. According to a June 9 article by researchers from Loyola University Health System, led by thoracic surgeon, Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, of University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, mesothelioma patients should not shun P/D surgery for fear it will negatively impact their quality of life. On the contrary, say the researchers, P/D can "help control the buil
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