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How many different types of mesothelioma are there?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: The answer is

Complex. One could argue resectable and unresectable, as a category.
Histology: sarcomatoid {s} and epithelial, but the epithelial is being subtyped into different prognostic groups, {s} almost alwasys lethal. The extent of surgery is being studies aftr the mars trial, use of chemotherapy probably helpful, role of XRT is controversial and unproven.

In brief: The answer is

Complex. One could argue resectable and unresectable, as a category.
Histology: sarcomatoid {s} and epithelial, but the epithelial is being subtyped into different prognostic groups, {s} almost alwasys lethal. The extent of surgery is being studies aftr the mars trial, use of chemotherapy probably helpful, role of XRT is controversial and unproven.
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