Chest Surgery

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Page. Chest surgery at Mayo Clinic (also known as thoracic surgery) involves the organs of the chest, but extends to the esophagus (tube between mouth and stomach), the trachea (airway) and the chest wall (rib cage and breastbone).

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Nov 6, 2017

Malignant Mesothelioma

By Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., @ShandaBlackmonMD

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Malignant mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs. Dr. Shanda Blackmon explains in this patient education video what the disease is, the treatment options, clinical trial options and surgical options for malignant mesothelioma.

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