Know More about Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma life expectancy is so poor since there is no cure yet for this disease.

Mesothelioma cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers developed in the lining lungs, heart, or abdomen.

Mesothelioma cancer is caused by asbestos that makes it includes asbestosis related disease.

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Unfortunately, this cancer cannot be cured yet and even has the poor prognosis.

As asbestosis related diseases, mesothelioma’s symptoms will appear 10 to 50 years after the sufferer exposed to asbestos.

In this condition, people who have asbestos exposure have more risk of developing this cancer.

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Factors of Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

With no cure, mesothelioma becomes the most dangerous of cancer.

The life expectancy of sufferer based on some condition, such as the stage of cancer, location of tumors, cell type, and also sufferer’s survival condition.

#1. Mesothelioma life expectancy affected by the cancer stage

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The treatment can be more effective if the disease diagnosed at Stage I or Stage II then there is only a little or even no spreading, it will make the treatment easier to do.

In contrast, the treatment will be more difficult if the diseases already on stages III and IV that already expanded to the initial location.

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#2. Mesothelioma life expectancy affected by mesothelioma location

In some cases, the sufferer that has pleural mesothelioma will have longer life expectancy than who have peritoneal mesothelioma.

However, the development treatment is getting more effective, so sufferer with peritoneal mesothelioma’s life expectancy has been improved. 

#3. Mesothelioma life expectancy affected by mesothelioma cell types

There are some types of mesothelioma cell which are biphasic, epithelioid, and sarcomatoid.

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Those who have epithelial mesothelioma are usually had longer life expectancy than sarcomatoid mesothelioma.

Here are the life expectancy by mesothelioma cell types:

  • Pleural Epithelioid: 19 Months
  • Pleural Biphasic: 13 Months
  • Pleural Sarcomatoid: 8 Months
  • Peritoneal Epithelioid: 54 Months
  • Peritoneal Biphasic: 4.6 Months

Meanwhile, the life expectancy of peritoneal sarcomatoid has not been data yet.

#4. Other factors that affect mesothelioma life expectancy

Mesothelioma life expectancy will not be same to each person since there are some of the conditions that affect it.

Then, the sufferers’ survival condition is also affected the mesothelioma’s life expectancy.

Sex is one of the conditions will affect the life expectancy.

In some researchers, it showed women is tend to have longer life expectancy than men.

Typically, women who have mesothelioma will live 5.5 months longer than men who have mesothelioma.


However, it is not the only condition that affects the life expectancy of mesothelioma cancer.

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There is other sufferer’s condition that will help to affect this condition.

Smoking, white blood cell count, hemoglobin level, platelet count, and the presence of symptoms are the sufferers’ condition that affects that mesothelioma life expectancy significantly.

There is a hope to have longer life expectancy if there is no history of smoking, have the normal white blood cell count, have low hemoglobin level and platelet count, and also have no symptoms.

Once again, an individual with mesothelioma cancer might have different life expectancy than another individual with mesothelioma cancer.

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