NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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stage II malignant pleural mesothelioma
(...muh-LIG-nunt PLOOR-ul MEH-zoh-THEE-lee-OH-muh)
Cancer (1) is found in the inside lining of the chest wall on one side of the chest. On the same side of the chest, cancer may also be found in one or more of the following: the thin layer of tissue that covers the lung; the thin layer of tissue that covers the organs between the lungs; and/or the thin layer of tissue that covers the top of the diaphragm. Cancer has spread to lymph nodes along the center of the chest on the same side of the chest as the tumor; or (2) is found in the inside lining of the chest wall, and in each of the thin layers of tissue that cover the lung, the organs between the lungs, and the top of the diaphragm on one side of the chest. On the same side of the chest, cancer has also spread into the diaphragm and/or lung tissue. Cancer has spread to lymph nodes along the center of the chest on the same side of the chest as the tumor.