Surgery for mesothelioma

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

Some people can have surgery to try to remove pleural mesothelioma but it usually doesn't get rid of it for good. The aim is to try and keep the disease under control and help you to stay well for as long as possible.

Surgery for peritoneal mesothelioma

Read about having surgery for mesothelioma in the tummy (abdomen).

Preparing for mesothelioma surgery

Your pre assessment appointment prepares you for your mesothelioma operation. You also learn about what exercises you need to do and meet the team who are involved with your surgery.

Tests before mesothelioma surgery

You may have some tests to check if you are fit enough for mesothelioma surgery. You might already have had some of the tests while your cancer was being diagnosed or staged. If so, you may not need to have them again.

Going into hospital for mesothelioma surgery

How to prepare for your admission to hospital and what to expect on the day of your mesothelioma surgery.

After mesothelioma surgery

After having mesothelioma surgery, you may feel overwhelmed. Read about coping with your feelings, pain and understanding what is going on.

Last reviewed: 
23 Jun 2021
Next review due: 
23 Jun 2024
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