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Understanding Your Diagnosis

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Tests After Diagnosis

    After a diagnosis of mesothelioma, you’ll likely have other tests. These tests help your healthcare team learn more about your cancer.

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Diagnosis

    If your healthcare provider thinks you might have malingant mesothelioma, you’ll need certain exams and tests to be sure.

  • Biopsy

    Detailed information on biopsy, including the most common types of biopsy such as endoscopic biopsy, bone marrow biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and skin biopsy

  • Mediastinoscopy

    A mediastinoscopy is a procedure used to examine the mediastinum. This is the space behind the breastbone (sternum).  This area can be examined with a tool called a mediastinoscope. This is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and a tiny camera.

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Stages

    The stage of a cancer is how much and how far the cancer has spread in your body.

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Newly Diagnosed

    Being told you have malignant mesothelioma can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help.

  • Malignant Mesothelioma: Your Chances for Recovery (Prognosis)

    Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your likely outcome from cancer and cancer treatment. Learn about the prognosis for malignant mesothelioma.