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What Is The Average Age Of a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?


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Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, can take decades to develop. What is the average age of someone diagnosed?

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What Is The Average Age Of a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

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  2. 2. Mesothelioma is a rare type of CANCER caused by asbestos exposure.
  3. 3. Most commonly, mesothelioma affects the outer lining of the lungs. This is known as pleural mesothelioma. But it can affect other areas of the body.
  4. 4. What causes mesothelioma? Q: Mesothelioma takes years to develop – typically between 20 and 50. Someone diagnosed with mesothelioma likely was exposed to asbestos decades ago.
  5. 5. Considering mesothelioma’s long latency period, those who are diagnosed are typically older in age.
  6. 6. What causes mesothelioma? Q: According to, the average age of an individual diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma is 72.
  7. 7. Men are more commonly diagnosed with mesothelioma than women.
  8. 8. Individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma may have legal rights and options.
  9. 9. It is advisable to SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY to learn the specifics.
  10. 10. Call Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, at 843-410-3956. © 2019 Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. Free attorney consultation: