Certain factors affect prognosis and treatment options for patients with malignant mesothelioma.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options for malignant mesothelioma depend on the following:
The stage of the cancer.
The size of the tumor.
Whether the tumor can be removed completely by surgery.
The amount of fluid in the chest or abdomen.
The patient's age and general health, including lung and heart health.
The type of mesothelioma cancer cells and how they look under a microscope.
Whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has recurred (come back).
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