NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - page 50

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Version 1.2012
Part 9: Dictionary
Treatment plan
A written course of action through
cancer treatment and beyond.
An overgrowth of cells.
A test that uses sound waves to take
pictures of the inside of the body.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic
surgery (VATS)
Use of thin tools inserted between the
ribs to do work in the chest.
Visceral pleura
The inner layer of tissue lining around
the lungs.
White blood cell
A type of blood cell that fights
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