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Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs or abdomen and is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. The survival rate for malignant mesothelioma is often low, and the average life expectancy is around12-21 months. A mesothelioma specialist may be able to improve a patient’s prognosis with a customized treatment plan using surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
4 Stages of Mesothelioma
Once a patient is diagnosed with mesothelioma, doctors use mesothelioma staging to see how far the cancer has spread through the body. Although doctors use certain determinations for severity in all mesothelioma types, pleural mesothelioma is the only type with a formal staging system. Knowing the stage of mesothelioma helps doctors develop the most effective treatment plan to improve prognosis and life expectancy.
Types of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma typically forms in the lining of the lungs (the pleura) or the abdominal organs (the peritoneum). It also can appear in the lining of the heart (the pericardium) or other locations in the body in rare cases. In each case, symptoms start out mild and eventually build into serious, chronic ailments. All forms of mesothelioma are caused by asbestos exposure.
A mesothelioma prognosis is the predicted outcome of the patient’s condition that describes life expectancy and survival rate. The average life expectancy for mesothelioma is roughly 1 to 2 years, with about 10% of patients surviving 5 years after diagnosis. One of the most effective ways to improve mesothelioma prognosis is through treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
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