Overview of the Disease
General information about mesothelioma.
Screening and Prevention
Information about risk factors and research being conducted to improve screening.
Making a Diagnosis
Assessment strategies and tests available to diagnose mesothelioma.
Stages of Cancer
Tests and procedures used in staging and information about how the stage of cancer is defined.
Overview of the types of treatment available, including non-surgical options.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
A comprehensive list of concerns to discuss with your physician.
Pre-admission testing and other pre-surgery requirements.
The Day of Your Surgery
Detailed instructions about where to go and what to expect on the day of operation.
Information about your recovery time in the hospital.
Information about leaving the hospital, including incision care, activity, diet, recovery, follow-up appointment, medications and side effects, pain, and warning signs.
NYU Medical Center offers a number of programs to assist patients returning home.