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Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. While there is no cure, promising treatment advances have helped some patients live longer.
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Doctors classify mesothelioma into four different stages. The lowest stage, stage 1, means the cancer is still in one area. A higher stage number means the mesothelioma has spread to other tissues. The most advanced stage is stage 4.
Generally, mesothelioma has a poor prognosis with patients living 18-31 months on average. Fortunately, recent research has introduced new treatments that may improve some patients’ survival.
Mesothelioma can develop in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart or testicles. Where it develops can affect symptoms, but it also impacts the patient’s treatment plan and prognosis.
Treatments for mesothelioma, like chemotherapy, may improve survival or relieve symptoms. What kind of treatment a patient may have depends on many factors, including cancer stage and location.
With new treatments, some mesothelioma patients are living longer. In fact, some patients have lived many years beyond their prognosis. Ongoing research brings more reason for hope to patients and doctors alike.
Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming even before thinking about treatment costs.
Patients and their loved ones may be eligible for compensation to help provide financial security. Experienced mesothelioma lawyers can help with filing a claim or lawsuit, giving you time to focus on your care and time with loved ones.