Understanding Pleural Mesothelioma
A Guide For People With Cancer, Their Families And Friends
This booklet has been prepared to help you understand how pleural mesothelioma is diagnosed and treated. Information about support services is also included.
As the experience for every person with pleural mesothelioma is different, you need to discuss your treatment options with your doctor. However, it is hoped that the information in this booklet will answer some of your questions and help you think about other questions to ask your treatment team.
This booklet does not need to be read from cover to cover – just read the parts that are useful to you. Some medical terms that may be unfamiliar are explained in the glossary. You may also like to pass this booklet to your family and friends for their information.
The information in this booklet was developed with help from a range of health professionals and people affected by pleural mesothelioma. It is based on an extensive review of the medical literature and clinical practice guidelines developed with the support of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) and approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – see below or you can call ADRI + 61 2 97679800 to obtain a copy
The ADRI gratefully acknowledges that the development of the 2015 booklet Understanding Pleural Mesothelioma which was funded by the Heads of Asbestos Coordination Authorities.
The booklet was revised in 2017 and republished as Understanding Mesothelioma A guides for people with cancer, their families and friends.