Mesothelioma prognosis is improving as technology advances. Although mesothelioma is only one of a number of conditions that can be caused by exposure to asbestos, it is the most serious.
Lung cancer, which can also be caused by asbestos exposure, is one of the deadliest of cancers and the five year survival rate is around 15%. For mesothelioma sufferers the 5 year rate is between 7% and 10% and the average survival time is 1 year. Although there is no scientifically proven reason for this, it may be down to the fact that most mesothelioma sufferers are older when they are diagnosed with the illness.
However, advances in both chemotherapy and new treatments mean that survival rates are improving.
Mesothelioma prognosis is very much dependant on how soon the cancer is discovered and treated. So, if you are experiencing early symptoms of mesothelioma then it is important you get checked out as soon as possible to get investigations and treatment underway quickly.
Unfortunately once mesothelioma reaches an advanced stage and has spread to other parts of the body there is very little that can be done aside from keeping the patient as comfortable and pain-free as possible..
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