Stages 1-4 for Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Medical Terms: How Many Stages of Mesothelioma Are There?
Malignant Mesothelioma is described in 4 stages. Early detection and Stages 1-4 have proven a prolonged life expectancy for Mesothelioma patients.
The next step after a Stages 1-4 of Mesothelioma cancer has been confirmed is called Staging. This allows doctors to determine the best treatment options for Mesothelioma patients. Imaging studies, such as Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Chest X-rays, will be used in the staging process.
The 4 Stages of Mesothelioma Cancer
- Stage 1 (estimate -38 months)– Earliest stage, cancer is still localized. Mesothelioma tumor is found in the pleura, diaphragm, lining of the lungs, abdomen, pericardium (heart lining).
- Stage 2(estimate -19 months)– Considered an advanced stage, Mesothelioma tumor has spread outside of stage 1 location which could involve lymph nodes in the chest. Surgery is still a treatment option. Life expectancy has decreased.
- Stage 3 (estimate -11 months)– Mesothelioma tumor has extended into the chest cavity, ribs or heart, through to the diaphragm or into the peritoneum (abdominal lining). Also may involve lymph nodes in the chest. Palliative (non-curative) treatments may be used to ease a patient’s pain and symptoms and make them feel more comfortable.
- Stage 4 (estimate -7 months)– Final stage. Mesothelioma tumors have spread to distant locations in the body through the bloodstream. Palliative treatments may be used to ease a patient’s pain and symptoms and make them feel more comfortable.
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Median Survival Rate for Mesothelioma Patients by Stage
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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Asbestos manufacturers knew as far back as the early 1920’s that asbestos caused asbestosis and the first case of malignant Mesothelioma was definitively linked to asbestos exposure in workers and laborers in 1964.
More than 600,000 asbestos and Mesothelioma cases have been brought against asbestos manufacturers and distributors, claiming the companies failed to protect workers and laborers from harmful asbestos contamination, and failed to warn workers about health risks.
The World Health Organization reported that there have been 92,253 mesothelioma deaths (and counting) reported by 83 countries.
Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout construction buildings trades, industrial plants, residential buildings, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants exposing workers and laborers to deadly asbestos dust and fibers.
Mesothelioma cancer has 4 stages and rarely diagnosed in stages 1 and 2 because it looks like many other diseases like COPD, a chronic cough, the flu and pneumonia. If you have a history of work-related asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor.
Global Asbestos Disaster Study Estimates More than 39,000 USA Deaths Annually from Asbestos-Related Diseases.
Specifically, asbestos contributes to 34,270 lung cancer deaths, 3,161 mesothelioma deaths, 787 ovarian cancer deaths, 443 Asbestos Cancer deaths and 613 chronic asbestosis death. Source: www.adao.us
Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about Stages 1-4 Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma Stages 1-4 lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, Stages 1-4 plaques, Stages 1-4 thickening, Stages 1-4 and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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