Patients diagnosed before age 50 have an estimated 30.8% chance of surviving a decade. That drops to 7.2% for patients between 50 and 64 years old. The five-year survival rate for patients with mesothelioma diagnosed between the ages of 65 and 74 is 8.5%. That rate drops to 4.1% for people 75 and older at diagnosis.
Unfortunately, the survival rate for mesothelioma is low. The one-year survival rate for pleural mesothelioma is around 50%. Peritoneal mesothelioma has a similar percentage per year. Seeking treatment can help lower your chances of beating mesothelioma.
Our team can help you find treatment for mesothelioma today. Use our free Mesothelioma Specialist Matching Tool to find a specialist near you. When I found out I had mesothelioma, I could have given up after reading statistics about the disease. The survival rate was depressing, at two percent.
It's not very encouraging to read when you're diagnosed with a disease, but instead of giving up, I decided that someone has to be at that two percent survival rate. That someone was going to be me. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, without cure and with a poor prognosis. Some patients live longer than others, but the median survival for all types of mesothelioma is only 15 months.
Doctors provide a prognosis, the overall outlook of survival, for each patient after diagnosis, which is important to inform treatment and also to help patients understand what to expect. The prognosis for mesothelioma helps the patient to understand the general prognosis of his disease, including his life expectancy. Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer with a poor prognosis and an average patient life expectancy of 4 to 18 months after diagnosis. Early detection and aggressive treatment plans can significantly improve patient survival.
Don't delay getting a free case review today. Although mesothelioma is considered an incurable and aggressive form of cancer, there are people who have exceeded all odds and live well beyond their original prognosis. Today he is still optimistic and hopes to beat mesothelioma with the help of his team of specialists.