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Treatment

The treatment you might have depends on the type and stage of your mesothelioma. 

Treatment decisions for pleural mesothelioma

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.

Treatment decisions for peritoneal mesothelioma

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. See how you might have it for mesothelioma.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. Find out how you have it and about the possible side effects.

Surgery

Surgery for mesothelioma can control symptoms and help you to feel better. Find out about surgery for mesothelioma.

Treatment for fluid on the lung (pleurodesis)

Find out about treatment for a build up of fluid around the lung that can cause breathlessness.

Follow up

You have regular check up appointments after treatment for mesothelioma. This is called follow up.

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