Mesothelioma is most likely to recur in the places it already occupied. If you have pleural mesothelioma, it will recur in your chest. Peritoneal mesothelioma will recur in the abdomen.
Mesothelioma also has a tendency to spread out sideways and into other tissue. This includes spreading into surgical sites and places where tubes were placed. So you could see a recurrence of your mesothelioma as bumps in your surgical scar.
Pleural mesothelioma can also recur in the abdomen.
Your doctors will be monitoring what is going on inside with x-rays and scans. They will also check your surgical sites for any signs of recurrence.