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View in Spanish: Mesotelioma maligno en estadio III

Stage III malignant mesothelioma (muh-LIG-nunt MEH-zoh-THEE-lee-OH-muh)
Cancer has spread to the chest wall, mediastinum, heart, lining of the peritoneum, and/or beyond the diaphragm. Cancer may also have spread to lymph nodes on the other side of the chest or outside the chest. Stage III malignant mesothelioma is advanced malignant mesothelioma.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.