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Surgery

Surgery aims to keep mesothelioma under control and help you to stay well for as long as possible. It isn't suitable for everyone with mesothelioma and can't usually get rid of the mesothelioma for good.

Surgery for pleural mesothelioma

Find out about surgery for mesothelioma in the chest (pleural mesothelioma).

Surgery for peritoneal mesothelioma

Find out about surgery for mesothelioma in the tummy (abdomen).

Preparing for surgery

Find out about what happens before your surgery, the people you’ll meet, and the exercises you need to do.

Tests before surgery

You have tests to make sure you are fit enough to have surgery. Here's what to expect.

Going into hospital

See what to expect at the hospital, what to take with you, and how you can make your stay less stressful.

On the day

Find out about what happens on the day of your surgery and about having an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out what happens after your surgery and how you might feel.

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