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How long do you live with mesothelioma?

As with many questions about mesothelioma prognoses and risk factors, there’s no concrete answer to how long anyone can expect to live after receiving a diagnosis. Averages of survival lengths don’t account for the specifics of a person’s situation, and even a prognosis from a doctor is an estimate that may prove inaccurate. Patients hoping to extend their lifespan should maintain a positive attitude and seek out a doctor who’s knowledgeable about the disease.

Mesothelioma patients have a better prognosis than ever, but the statistics on lifespan of patients diagnosed with this cancer can still be discouraging. Mesothelioma remains a fast-moving cancer with five-year survival rates of well under 50%. Still, in many cases people beat the odds.

How long do you live with mesothelioma?

Factors impacting life expectancy include their age, gender, type of disease and stage at which it was first caught. For example, pleural mesothelioma has a 5-year survival rate of 18% when it is caught at a localized state and hasn’t spread beyond the organ or body part where it first started growing; when it is spread throughout a region the figure is 11%, and if it is distant (spread to farther parts of the body such as the brain), it drops to 7%.
Average life expectancy is 12 to 22 months. But for those who survive past this time period, some survive many more years—five, ten, even fifteen. The famous biologist Stephen Jay Gould was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1982 and went on to live 20 more years. So, while averages exist, there’s no known upper limit on how long you can live after diagnosis.

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How long do you live with mesothelioma?

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