Stages of Mesothelioma
STAGE I : (LOCALIZED) Disease is confined within the capsule of the parietal pleura (ipsilateral pleura, lung, pericardium, and the diaphragm).
STAGE II: (ADVANCED) All of Stage I with the addition of intrathoracic(N1 or N2)lymph nodes.
STAGE III: (ADVANCED) Local extension of the disease into the following: chest wall or mediastinum, heart or through the diaphragm, peritoneum (with or without extrathoracic or contralateral (N3)lymph node involvement.
STAGE IV: (ADVANCED) Distant metastatic diseasprocess.
Localized Malignant Mesothelioma–see Stage I
Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma–see Stages II, II,& IV
Source: Butchart Staging System for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma ALSO SEE :TNM Staging System for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma