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Classifying Mesothelioma Stages 3 systems for staging the severity of mesothelioma cases

Brigham newest system - focuses on how proactive treatment can be

Butchart for pleural mesothelioma cases with stages defined by tumor size.

TNM based on tumor size and whether it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs

STAGE 1 Malignancy may be removed surgically, lymph nodes aren’t effected

STAGE 1 Earliest stage located in Pleura surrounding lung. Only one side of body

STAGE 1

STAGE 2

STAGE 2

STAGE 2

Lymph nodes are effected, surgery is still an option STAGE 3 Surgery would not remove malignancy. It has spread to body cavity, diaphragm, chest wall, or heart STAGE 4 Disease has metatasized or spread throughout body Mesothelioma Symptoms

cancer information and facts

Spread into chest wall or esophagus. May be present on both sides of body

Malignancy has not spread beyond membrane that covers the chest wall or mesothelium

Moved to the lungs and/or diaphragm, but not the lymph nodes

STAGE 3

STAGE 3

Penetrated the diaphragm, spread into lining of abdominal cavity

Spread to lymph nodes or lining of the abdomen

STAGE 4 Cancer has metastasized to distant parts of the body

STAGE 4 spread to organs far from respiratory system

Mesothelioma Stages  

Classifying mesothelioma stages

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