Peritoneal mesothelioma - How can I reduce my risk?

 Yan TD, Deraco M, et al. A novel tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) staging system of diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma using outcome analysis of a multi-institutional database*. Cancer. May 2011;117(9):1855-1863. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25640The biggest risk factor for mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a fiber used in professions like construction, plumbing, electrical work, roofing, manufacturing and the automotive industry. Many people with mesothelioma work in occupations that expose them to asbestos.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Immunotherapy

Correspondence to: Professor D.L. Morris Department of Surgery St. George Hospital Kogarah, NSW 2217 Sydney, Australia fax 02 9113 3997 ua.ude.wsnu@sirrom.divadThe peritoneal cancer index (PCI) classifies your cancer by dividing your abdomen into 13 sections and assigning a number from 0 to 3 to each section. Zero means no cancer, while 3 means cancer has overtaken an area. Your provider adds the numbers for each section to determine the cancer stage. Stage 1 is the least advanced. Stage 4 is the most advanced

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Over time, asbestos fibers may lead to mesothelioma tumors developing in the peritoneum. The cancer may also spread to organs in the abdominal cavity.Cao S, Jin S, et al. Advances in malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. International Journal of Colorectal Disease. January 2015;30(1):1-10. doi: 10.1007/s00384-014-2029-1


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