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

Course Publication Date: June 30, 2010

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
Category: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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Learning 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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