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What Is the Life Span for Someone With Mesothelioma?

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It is natural to have many questions if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer involving cells of the mesothelium (the membrane covering and protecting the body's internal organs). Mesothelioma is most often caused by exposure to asbestos. While mesothelioma can develop in several areas of the body the most common type of mesothelioma affects the mesothelium surrounding the lungs (pleural mesothelioma).

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People whose lives have been affected by mesothelioma often ask "What is the life span for someone diagnosed with mesothelioma?" Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question because every individual case is different. Often this depends when a person's mesothelioma was diagnosed and the part of the body affected by the mesothelioma. Sadly, mesothelioma is rarely diagnosed in the early stages of the disease. Because mesothelioma is usually diagnosed in later stages treatment strategies tend to be focused more on improving quality of life rather than defeating the disease.

However, this does not mean anyone affected by mesothelioma should give up. Today more and more people diagnosed with mesothelioma are living longer and with a better quality of life than those diagnosed with this terrible disease did in the past. Check out our mesothelioma resources and coping strategies page for additional information.

Remember, every case is different and there are a number of factors that determine a patient's prognosis. These factors include:

  • Stage of the disease at the time of the initial diagnosis
  • Particular type of mesothelioma and organs affected
  • Age
  • Pre-existing health conditions
  • Operability of any tumors

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The Illinois mesothelioma lawyers at Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., have handled hundreds of mesothelioma cases and thousands of asbestosis and asbestos lung cancer lawsuits across the country obtaining more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients along the way.

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