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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Version 1.2016


6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 About mesothelioma

Explains malignant pleural mesothelioma

and the risk factors for this cancer.

12 Part 2 Testing for mesothelioma

Explains when you should be tested and

the tests used.

17 Part 3 Treatment planning

Describes the tests used to plan

treatment based on how far the cancer

has spread.

21 Part 4 Treatment guide

Presents the recommended treatment

options for malignant pleural


29 Part 5 Supportive care

Presents the recommended treatments

for the physical and emotional challenges

of mesothelioma.

33 Part 6 Making treatment decisions

Offers information to help you and your

doctors create a good treatment plan for


39 Glossary



48 NCCN Panel Members 49 NCCN Member Institutions 50 Index

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma