Mesothelioma or Pleural Disease - General Overview

Mesothelioma or Pleural Disease

Mesothelioma or Pleural Disease

Mesothelioma is an uncommon type of cancer that affects the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities known as the mesothelium. It is mostly said to be caused by exposure to airborne asbestos particles. Asbestos fibers occur naturally as fibrous minerals that were usually used in construction and thermal insulation as a fire retardant until the 1970s.

Penn Medicine's Mesothelioma and Pleural Disease Program and Penn's Abramson Cancer Center collaborated in bringing together internationally notable experts in medical, surgical and radiation oncology who collaborate in the diagnosis, treatment and research of mesothelioma and pleural disease.

Penn's multidisciplinary pattern to the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma provides better results and provides access to the most advanced treatment, surgical techniques and clinical trials.

Oncology Navigators

Every step taken for cancer treatment, from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with distinct needs and areas that should be addressed.

Oncology navigators are committed to ensuring that every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in managing complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.

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