What is the typical prognosis for a patient with mesothelioma?
A mesothelioma patient’s prognosis, or the probable course and outcome of a disease’s influence on the body, is controlled by numerous factors. Since a mesothelioma diagnosis often occurs once the cancer has progressed to later stages of development, prognosis is typically poor. However if a patient is diagnosed before the cancer has spread or elects to undergo treatment to combat the cancer, their prognosis may improve. Factors that may influence prognosis include: the stage of a patient’s mesothelioma at the time of diagnosis, type of mesothelioma, size of the tumor, location of the tumor and whether it may be surgically removed and the age and overall health of the patient. Asbestos.com offers additional information about mesothelioma and treatment options to help improve prognosis through a comprehensive packet. Please fill out the form on the right side of this page to receive your copy of the complimentary packet.