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Mesothelioma Life Expectancy: Heed the Warning Signs!


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Mesothelioma Life Expectancy: Heed the Warning Signs!

  1. 1. ==== ====If You Need Important Info About Mesothelioma Cancer, Check This Out! ====Mesothelioma life expectancy is not good. It takes so many years to develop symptoms that aresevere enough to even think of going to doctors and taking imaging tests, that this disease isalmost impossible to cure. Even when you notice the symptoms, it is easy to misdiagnose whatyou have...that cough, fatigue, fever, and chest pain can be any number of lesser illnesses, but ifyouve worked with asbestos in the past, get it checked when you first notice.Mesothelioma Is Usually Diagnosed After Age 60This form of cancer is usually diagnosed after the age of sixty, or well into the retirement years.And at that age, when you develop a chronic cough, you are more inclined to assume it is asthma,allergies, or emphysema. Life expectancy for mesothelioma is short...often less than six months,and rarely longer than a year. However, there are exceptions, and new treatments and testingmethods are in clinical trials at this time.Pleural Mesothelioma: The Only One With Set StagesOnly one form of mesothelioma has set stages, and that is pleural mesothelioma. There arebasically four stages. In the first stage, the cancer has only affected one layer of the pleura. Whenit has invaded both layers on one side of the body it becomes stage 2. When it spreads to thechest wall and the lymph nodes on one side of the body it is in stage 3. Stage for has the cancermetastasizing to other organs and the bones on both sides of the body.Are Your Cancer Cells Epithelioid?If you have mesothelioma, your life expectancy is slightly better if your cancer cells are epithelioid,which is the most easily treated of these cancers. Sarcomatoid cells are more resistant totreatment and are far more aggressive. The third type is called biphasic, and is a mix of both typesof cell.Check Out Aggressive Chemotherapy ProceduresThere are doctors who are using very aggressive chemotherapy procedures, in order to increasethe length of survival time to allow for surgery. In other cases surgery is performed first and thenhyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is used. In this method, the medication is delivereddirectly into the cancerous area by means of a shunt. This method shows great promise...if thepatient qualifies for this type of treatment. When reviewing three hundred cases, the results werehopeful for mesothelioma life expectancy...75% survived for a year, and of those 50% survived forfive years!
  2. 2. Early Detection Is Key With This CancerSo what else effects the survival rate with this disease? Because this cancer is latent, detectiontime is of number one importance. How old the patient is seems to have a bearing on it. Whichtype of mesothelioma the patient has contracted will matter. Smoking will decrease mesotheliomalife expectancy greatly. The patient must quit smoking immediately in order to have any quality oflife.ÂI cant go into all of the information thats available about mesothelioma life expectancy as it variesfrom patient to patient.However, if you want to learn more about how to deal with this disease, you can check out theMesothelioma Resource Guide. I had a friend with mesothelioma, and I have put together aresource site where you can get good information about all facets of mesothelioma help available.Feel free to visit it at: www.mesotheliomacancersinformation.comThank You so Much for Reading!If You Need More Important Information About Mesothelioma Life Expectancy, MesotheliomaCancer and Asbestos Awareness, please, check this:
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