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Prognosis for Mesothelioma
Striking as many as 3,000 people in the United States each year, mesothelioma is a cancer that deteriorates the protective lining, known as the mesothelium, which surrounds organs. It is the responsibility of this lining to provide lubrication necessary for the internal contractions and expansions of these organs. There are 4 basic types of mesothelioma.
• Pleural – This affects the protective lining that supports the lungs. It is the most common form of the disease, amassing nearly 75 percent of cases diagnosed.
• Peritoneal – This is the second most common type of mesothelioma, responsible for up to 20 percent of diagnosed cases.
• Pericardial and Testicular – These are the two rarest types of mesothelioma, affecting the heart and testes.
What affects the prognosis of mesothelioma?
Currently there is no cure for mesothelioma. Many contributing factors influence the prognosis of someone diagnosed with mesothelioma. Overall, the life expectancy average is one year after the point of confirming the disease. However, there are many things which can contribute to either increasing or decreasing this outlook.
A patient’s personal history can be one of the most significant factors that influences prognosis. Males tend to have slightly poorer outcomes than females because of the effects of estrogen on the tumors. Those over the age of 55 are also more likely to have poorer prognoses, as are those with a history of smoking or with other contributing health problems. Patients who are younger and in better health, male or female, are more likely to have more extensive treatment options available that will help minimize the effects of the disease and prolong life expectancy.
The personal history of asbestos exposure also contributes to the prognosis of the patient. Asbestos, a naturally occurring yet toxic mineral, has been found to be the contributing factor to developing mesothelioma. Those who have had extensive exposure to this toxic mineral are more likely to have poorer prognoses.
Details of the Disease
Beyond personal history, the actual details of the disease influence the patient’s prognosis. Mesothelioma that occurs in the membrane around the lungs usually means a slightly better prognosis for patients than those when the disease is located elsewhere in the body. The size of the tumor(s) and whether or not the disease has spread (metastasized) also affects prognosis.
These above factors will also impact the staging of the cancer, with stages I and II having better clinical prognoses, and stages III and IV having poorer prognoses. Mesothelioma has an extensive latency period, as much as 50 years from the time of exposure until a patient seeks a diagnosis for related symptoms. Due to this prolonged period, diagnosing the disease can be more challenging, often taking up to at least 3 to 6 months (or more) for an accurate diagnosis to be made.
Below is a list of helpful resources in your area.
Asbestos Exposure Sites
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Houston Cotton Oil Mill
- Lackland Air Force Base
- University of Mexico
- Sun Oil Company
- Economy Bit & Supply
- Stokely Foods Inc.
- Texaco Butadiene & Synpol Inc.
- Weld and Neville
- Bailey Boiler Works
- Ryan Junior High
- Baylor Hospital
- San Antonio City Water
- Asarco Inc
- Houston Gas and Fuel Company
- El Paso Brick Company
- General Printing Ink
- Dallas Morning News
- Fire Station
- American Can Company
- Armstrong Cork Company
- Saber Refining
- Theodore Sedgwich
- Port of Houston
- Fina Oil Company
- Hidalgo Water & Improvement District
- W.T. White High School
- Tennessee Eastman Company
- Witte Confluence Museum