NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - page 3

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Version 1.2012
Table of contents
How to use this booklet
Part 1 – About mesothelioma
Explains where malignant pleural
mesothelioma starts and how it spreads.
Part 2 – Am I at risk?
Describes what increases your chances
for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Part 3 – Testing for mesothelioma
Explains when you should be tested and
the tests used.
Part 4 – Treatment planning
Describes the tests used to stage
mesothelioma and plan treatment.
Part 5 – Treating mesothelioma
Presents the recommended treatment
for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
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Stage I – III epithelioid
or mixed mesothelioma
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Stage I – III sarcomatoid
or Stage IV mesothelioma
Part 6 – Supportive care
Presents the recommended treatment
for the physical and emotional challenges
of mesothelioma.
Part 7 – Accepting a treatment plan
Offers information to help you get a good
treatment plan.
Part 8 – Tools
Presents short reviews of Parts 1 to 7 along
with helpful webpages and questions to ask
your doctor.
Part 9 – Dictionary
The definitions of medical and other terms
are listed.
Credits
Index
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