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What is the Life Expectancy of a Mesothelioma Patient?

What is the Life Expectancy of a Mesothelioma Patient?

Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that is almost universally caused by asbestos exposure. Although the survival rate for mesothelioma is low – only about 40% of patients survive one year, and the average person’s lifespan is shortened by 13 years – some people have been able to beat the odds and live for years after their diagnosis.


The life expectancy of a person diagnosed with mesothelioma will depend upon several different factors, including:


  •      Age
  •      Gender
  •      The location of the tumor
  •      Severity of the tumor
  •      Treatment

Studies of mesothelioma survivors have linked their success to a particular form of treatment that is focused on strengthening the immune system. Although medical experts still cannot fully explain why some patients manage to survive for years longer than expected, research supports the theory that progression of mesothelioma is related to a weakened immune system.


If you or one of your loved ones has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call (410) 625-9330 to speak with one of our experienced Baltimore mesothelioma attorneys.