NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
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Part 8: Tools
What are the available treatments for mesothelioma?
Do I have to get treated?
What are the risks and benefits of each treatment?
Will my age, general health, cancer stage, or other
medical conditions limit my treatment choices?
Where will I be treated? Will I have to stay in the
hospital or can I go home after each treatment?
What can I do to prepare for treatment?
How many mesothelioma surgeries have you done?
How many of your patients have had complications?
Is mesothelioma surgery a major part of your practice?
How soon should I start treatment? How long does
How much will the treatment cost? How can I find out
how much my insurance company will cover?
How likely is it that I’ll be cancer-free after treatment?
What symptoms should I look out for while being treated
When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
What is the chance that my cancer will come back and/
What should I do after I finish treatment?
Questions about treatment to ask your doctor