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Because MD Anderson's Thoracic Center cares for more patients with mesothelioma than almost any other center in the United States, you can be sure you are being cared for by renowned physicians with the highest levels of experience and skill.

Because MD Anderson's Thoracic Center cares for more patients with mesothelioma than almost any other center in the United States, you can be sure you are being cared for by renowned physicians with the highest levels of experience and skill.

MD Anderson's Thoracic Center cares for more patients with mesothelioma than almost any other center in the United States.

We're here to meet our patients where they are and journey with them.

Andrea Ferguson

Employee, Chaplaincy

A team of more than 30 medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists and pathologists – all experts in their fields and mesothelioma – work together closely to customize the best treatment for you. A specially trained support team is part of each group.

Groundbreaking Research

MD Anderson's researchers are pioneering remarkable advances to give you the best chance for fighting mesothelioma. Areas of study include:

  • More-precise ways to diagnose mesothelioma
  • Targeted radiation therapy that focuses on cancer cells, while causing the least damage to healthy cells
  • Novel targeted agents that help your body fight the disease

We constantly test new boundaries with research. Because of this, we can offer many clinical trials (research studies) of new treatments that are not available at other centers. In fact, the dedicated mesothelioma research program at MD Anderson is one of the few in the world.

And, at MD Anderson you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's foremost comprehensive cancer centers. We have all the support and wellness services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.

 

Treatment at MD Anderson

Mesothelioma is treated in our Thoracic Center.

MD Anderson's Thoracic Center

Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about mesothelioma, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.

Mesothelioma facts

Did You Know?

In a tradition that begin in 1996, MD Anderson radiation patients celebrate the end of their treatment by ringing a bell at our radiation treatment centers.

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Mesothelioma symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer.

Mesothelioma diagnosis

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select a treatment plan based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Mesothelioma treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be
found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about mesothelioma in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.
 

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.
 

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer.