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Mesothelioma Statistics

There is no known cure for mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer affecting the lining of the lungs or body cavity, known as the mesothelium. There are treatment options to help extend the life expectancy of mesothelioma patients and to suppress the symptoms, but sadly these do not help an individual to recover.

Asbestos exposure is thought to be the most common cause of mesothelioma. Fill out the contact form for the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Help Center to receive more information on the legal aspects regarding mesothelioma and asbestos.

The Facts of Mesothelioma

Until you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is unlikely that you had developed an awareness or familiarity with the condition. Despite its horrible nature, it receives less attention than many other, more widespread forms of cancer do in the media. The following are some relevant statistics that can help you begin to better understand the current climate of mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment:

  • 50% of mesothelioma patients are involved in clinical trials.
  • 99% of mesothelioma cases occur more than 15 years following asbestos exposure.
  • Over 2,000 new mesothelioma cases are reported each year.
  • Men are four times as likely to develop mesothelioma as women are.
  • 75% of cancers develop in the pleura (lining) of the lungs, nearly all the rest occurring in the abdomen.

Life expectancy will be directly related to the point at which the cancer was identified. Early treatment tends to allow for a longer life span. For example, patients diagnosed in Stage 1 live approximately 32 months following diagnosis, where as if the cancer is found in Stage 4, a patient will only have a life expectancy around 6 ½ months

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Mesothelioma is a cancer that takes control of the body quickly. Around 2,500 people in America die of this rare form of cancer each year. If your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to understand your legal rights. Fill out the contact form for the Mesothelioma & Asbestos Health Center to receive more information.

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