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The stages below are based on the Butchart System, which is the oldest method of staging pleural mesothelioma tumors. Doctors assign stages to this type of cancer based on the primary tumor’s size, location and spread. This system helps identify a patient’s prognosis.
Mesothelioma is present in the right or left lung membrane and may also involve the diaphragm on the same side.
Mesothelioma has invaded the chest wall and can involve the esophagus, heart, or membrane on both sides. Lymph nodes in the chest may also be affected.
Mesothelioma has penetrated the diaphragm into the lining of the abdominal cavity. Lymph nodes beyond those in the chest may be affected.
There is evidence of the cancer spreading through the bloodstream to other organs.