Mesothelioma cancer, also known as malignant mesothelioma, is a cancer that starts as a tumor in the mesothelium, which is a protective tissue lining that covers certain areas in the body, according to the American Cancer Society. There is a significant link between mesothelioma cancer and asbestos
The survival rate for mesothelioma in stage I is 21 months, stage II is 19 months, stage III is 16 months and stage IV is 12 months, according to the American Cancer Society. It is important to note that survival rates are based on median survival.
According to the American Cancer Society, the prognosis for a person diagnosed with mesothelioma depends upon the type, location, stage and treatment. As with most forms of cancer, the earlier it is detected, the better the chances of survival. However, with mesothelioma, even when diagnosis is made
The average life expectancy for a patient diagnosed with leukemia is close to the average life expectancy of someone without leukemia — around 75 years. This is a drastic improvement from the 3-7 years after diagnosis expected prior to new treatments being found, according to the National CML Societ
As of 2014, the prognosis of the throat cancer depends on the stage and the location of the cancer in the throat. Throat cancer has four stages. In general, stage I specifies a smaller tumor while stage IV indicates the most advanced cancer. In 2010, the American Cancer Society states that a five-ye
Asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma, according to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. Asbestos fibers are inhaled through the nose and mouth and can become embedded in the lining of the lungs, which harms the pleura and results in mesothelioma.
COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of lung diseases, including bronchitis and emphysema. This condition causes temporary or permanent COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of lung diseases, including bronchitis and emphysema. This condition causes temporary o
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Find out about prognosis and life expectancy at this stage. Understanding metastasis If you’ve been told that you have metastatic breast cancer, this means that the cancer has advanced to what’s known as st
The average life expectancy in the United States is 78.6 years, about 30 years longer than it was in 1900. Genetics affects longevity but so does lifestyle; experts say it's never too late to make changes that can help you live longer. Read on for more. In 1900, life expectancy in the United States
ER-positive breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer diagnosed today. Find out what ER-positive breast cancer means and learn about treatment options as well as long-term prognosis. Overview Estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer