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.
Find out about surgery for mesothelioma in the chest (pleural mesothelioma).
Read about having surgery for mesothelioma in the tummy (abdomen).
Find out about what happens before your surgery, the people you’ll meet, and the exercises you need to do.
Your guide to what tests you may have to make sure you are fit enough to have surgery.
See what to expect at the hospital, what to take with you, and how you can make your stay less stressful.
Your guide to what happens on the day of your surgery and about having an anaesthetic.
Find out what happens after your surgery and how you might feel.