Malignant Mesothelioma–for health professionals

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Overview

This Web page provides evidence-based cancer information for health professionals about the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, as well as resources for supportive and palliative care. Information on malignant mesothelioma research, such as active clinical trials, clinical trial results, and other research findings, is also provided.

The PDQ® cancer information summaries provide comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information intended to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. The summaries include level-of-evidence designations to help readers understand the strength of the evidence supporting the use of specific interventions or approaches.

Malignant mesothelioma forms in the thin layer of tissue that covers the lung, chest wall, abdomen, heart, or testicles.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of malignant mesothelioma.
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Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for malignant mesothelioma.
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