What is Mesothelioma?
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about mesothelioma symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment and more.

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:WIM062110
Contact Hours:2.00
Categories:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Oncologic Medicine
Women's Health

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2012.

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Course Objectives
  • Discuss who mesothelioma affects most often and how the incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years.
  • List two symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma.
  • Describe how a diagnosis of mesothelioma is made.
  • Name two staging systems for mesothelioma.
  • Describe the traditional kinds of treatment for malignant mesothelioma.
  • Name three symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.
  • Describe how exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma 30-40 years later.
  • List three names for the mesothelium, depending on its location in the body.


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