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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1: About mesothelioma
9

What is a mesothelium?
10

How does mesothelioma start?
10

What are the risk factors?
12

Review
13

Part 2: Testing for mesothelioma
14

What are the symptoms?
15

How is mesothelioma found?
15

Review
18

Part 3: Treatment planning
19

How do doctors plan for treatment?
20

What are the stages?
21

What are the cell subtypes?
22

Review
22

Part 4: Treatment guide
23

Stage I-III epithelioid or mixed mesothelioma
24

Stage I-III sarcomatoid or stage IV mesothelioma
29

Review
30

Part 5: Supportive care
31

What is supportive care?
32

When is it needed?
32

What is advance care planning?
33

What is hospice care?
33

Review
34

Part 6: Making treatment decisions
35

It’s your choice
36

Questions to ask your doctors
36

Questions about testing
37

Questions about treatment
38

Weighing your options
39

Websites
40

Review
40

Glossary
41

Dictionary
42

Acronyms
47

NCCN Panel Members
50

NCCN Member Institutions
51

Index
52