Survival Rates Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Medical Terms: What is the Survival rate For Mesothelioma?
Survival rates for Mesothelioma cancer can vary and refers to the percentage of Mesothelioma patients that live for a specified period of time after diagnosis. Mesothelioma survival rates are statistics based on many different contributing factors and can help a patient with how long they may expect to live.
Mesothelioma Survival Rate Statistics
Only 40% of Mesothelioma patients live for more than 1 year.
Less than 20% of Mesothelioma patients are still alive in year 2.
Less than 10% of Mesothelioma patients are alive by year 4.
Factors that Determine Mesothelioma Survival Rates
These factors will give you a general idea of what to expect in terms of life expectancy.
Age of Mesothelioma Patient – The average age of a mesothelioma diagnosis is age 69. Older Mesothelioma patients have a much less survival rate than younger patients.
Gender of Patient – More than 80% of Mesothelioma is men. Women have better survival rates than men with about 11% of women living up to 10 years.
Latency Period – Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years.
Location & Treatment Options – Survival rates can depend on where the Mesothelioma cancer is located in the body. If the Mesothelioma tumors are located in a place that is treatable by surgery, radiation or chemotherapy the patient has a better survival rate. If the Mesothelioma is located in an inoperable location or there is a chance the patient may not survive treatment the survival rate drops considerably.
Stage of Mesothelioma Cancer – There are 4 stages of Mesothelioma cancer. Survival rates are better for patients that get diagnosed in stages 1-2 versus stages 3-4. Most patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma are usually in stages 3-4 because Mesothelioma has the same symptoms of other diseases in its early stages.
Early Diagnosis for Malignant Mesothelioma will give a patient more treatment options.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Median Survival Rate for Mesothelioma Patients by Stage
Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:
- Chest Pain
- Chronic Cough
- Difficulty Breathing
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Fluid Build-up in Lungs
- Heart Palpitations
- Heart Murmurs
- Irregular Heartbeat (arrhythmia)
- Night Sweats
- Orthopnea (Dyspnea When Lying Down)
- Shortness of Breath
- Thickening of Pericardial Layers
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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 larynx 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 living with 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 diagnosis 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, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer 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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