According to a study done by researchers at St. George Hospital in Sydney, Australia, mesothelioma sufferers may live longer if they have higher amounts of female sex hormones.
The study was conducted upon 52 peritoneal mesothelioma sufferers treated between 1996 and 2013. Of the survivors, women lived longer than men, but women that were diagnosed with mesothelioma before they began menopause lived longer than those women that were diagnosed after menopause. Researchers believe this may be due to the fact that premenopausal women have higher levels of estraodiol and progesterone.
This new study may fuel a field of study that determines if altered levels of sex hormones can affect the life-expectancy of mesothelioma sufferers.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that currently does not have a cure. It typically affects the lining of the lungs (pleura), but can also attack the linings of the heart or abdomen. Mesothelioma is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers which are released when working with asbestos, an extremely heat-resistant compound used in multiple commercial industries. Asbestos was found to be harmful to people in the 1930s, however multiple employers chose not to protect their employees from it, leading to the contraction of mesothelioma.
This negligence on the parts of employers can be your cause to file a lawsuit against them for your pain, suffering, and treatment of mesothelioma. For help with your case, please contact our experienced Baltimore mesothelioma lawsuit attorneys at The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today. We know how to handle these difficult types of cases and can help get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us today at (410) 625-9330.