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Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®)

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Treatment Options for Malignant Mesothelioma

Localized Malignant Mesothelioma (Stage I)

If malignant mesothelioma is in one part of the chest lining, treatment may be the following:

If malignant mesothelioma is found in more than one place in the chest, treatment may be one of the following:

If malignant mesothelioma is in the peritoneal lining, treatment may be the following:

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with localized malignant mesothelioma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma (Stage II, Stage III, and Stage IV)

If advanced malignant mesothelioma is found in the chest, treatment may be one of the following:

If advanced malignant mesothelioma is found in the peritoneum, treatment may be one of the following:

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with advanced malignant mesothelioma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

Recurrent Malignant Mesothelioma

Treatment of recurrent malignant mesothelioma may be one of the following:

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent malignant mesothelioma. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

  • Updated: January 22, 2015