• About Prashant Shah, MD

    Prashant C. Shah, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Thoracic Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center. His area of expertise is to treat surgical diseases of the chest, as it pertains to the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, pleura, and diaphragm. Dr. Shah's clinical focus has been placed on complex thocacic cancer cases, minimally-invasive foregut/esophageal surgery, VATS lung and mediastinal surgery, and the surgical management of mesothelioma. Dr. Shah is specially trained in treating many different types of benign thoracic surgical problems, such as GERD and hyperhidrosis.

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    Lung-Sparing Treatment Options for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

    by  • May 14, 2013 • Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Uncategorized

    Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a thoracic disease process that affects those with prior inhalational exposure to asbestos. It originates in the pleural space and progresses by local extension to involve the ipsilateral lung and adjacent structures. Often, there is a very long and variable latency period (from exposure to disease manifestation) that can range...

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