What is malignant mesothelioma?

Malignant mesothelioma is an abnormal growth of mesothelial cells. These cells form a lining called the mesothelium. This lining protects the outer surface of organs, such as the lungs, stomach and heart. The most common form of mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the lungs.

Malignant mesothelioma treatment

Because mesothelioma is a rare disease, it is important that you choose a team with experience treating mesothelioma. At Baylor Scott & White Health, your treatment team may include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and thoracic surgeons on the medical staff.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of malignant mesothelioma, and personal preferences. Mesothelioma treatment options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Thoracentesis
    • Paracentesis
  • Chemotherapy

Specialized center for mesothelioma treatment in Dallas

The Chest Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is the only program of its kind in North Texas. The specialists at the cancer center use advanced techniques to provide expert care for malignant mesothelioma treatment in Dallas.