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Mesothelioma information

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a thin membrane that lines the inner surface of the chest wall (where it is known as the pleura) and the abdomen (where it is known as the peritoneum). It also surrounds the organs found within these cavities, for example the heart, lung and intestines.       

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) information

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma you will meet a Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist.

You might find the following booklets useful:

Your Mesothelioma Key Worker

The East Midlands Mesothelioma Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

MELU Luncheon Club

General information

Click on the coloured text links below for general information that may be of help:            

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer. 


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer. 

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.      

Support groups

For details of the Leicester Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Luncheon Club, and a list of general cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.     

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist, please contact the Cancer Information Centre. Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.          

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.      

This page last reviewed 09/10/2023