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



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