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Surgery Extends Survival with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure caused by a victim’s living environment or occupation. The prognosis is dire if pleural mesothelioma is left untreated, but patients have seen their prognosis improve with surgical procedures. It has been suggested that multimodal surgery provides better results, but there has been no study proving this theory. A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results study (SEER study) of 14,228 patients was performed to see if surgery resulted in better survival rates or if other predictors influenced survival rates.

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