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Early diagnosis may increase life expectancy of mesothelioma patients

Professionals in the medical field that focus on treating mesothelioma have been stressing the fact that early diagnosis of mesothelioma can lead to a longer life expectancy because it is beneficial for the treatment of the rare lung cancer to begin before the cancer has spread too far.

The primary and almost exclusive cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. The reason that it is usually diagnosed so late is because there is a long latency period between when the asbestos is inhaled and when mesothelioma develops.

The most common treatment for mesothelioma is chemptherapy and other drugs, but the current life expectancy after the diagnosis is four to 18 months. Even though there is no cure for mesothelioma, an early prognosis can help lengthen the life of a patient.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our web site for more information http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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