Friday, September 20, 2013
The Prognosis of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a very uncommon and a rare form of cancer that manifests itself in the outer lining of the human organs. It is mostly a malignant tumor which can be seen to have infested a various different parts of the body. But in most common it can be seen in the outer layers of the lungs, the abdominal cavity, the heart and the testicle. Each of this has a different name assigned to it and each has a different Mesothelioma Prognosis. Mesothelioma Prognosis varies from patient to patient depending on the type of Mesothelioma cancer a patient has. The mesothelioma prognosis for a pleura mesothelioma patient and a peritoneum mesothelioma patient can differ a lot. A better Mesothelioma prognosis depends a lot on the diagnosis of the mesothelioma. If the disease is caught in its earlier stage then the mesothelioma prognosis may be favorable. Even though a Mesothelioma Prognosis can be very distressing, a lot has lived with the disease a lot longer than which have been previously stated to have. There are cases dating back 30 years which shows that even though the Mesothelioma Prognosis was bad, the patients ended up living for much longer and one of them is still alive to this date. Now a Mesothelioma Prognosis will have several factors that affects the prognosis of a Mesothelioma Patient. The health condition of the patient is a very important factor. If the patient have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma then he might have a better Mesothelioma Prognosis and will be able to go through the treatments much easily. Research has shown that the more aged you are, the more likely you are to have mesothelioma, and also that the risk is greater for men than women. Metastasis is another huge factor that will an effect on having a positive mesothelioma Prognosis. If the cancer has not already spread to other parts of the organ or to different organs, then that leaves the patient will a lot of choices and treatment options. However, if symptoms such difficulty in breathing, chest pains, weight loss are seen in a patient, then It normally means that the cancer has reached it later stages and the mesothelioma prognosis will end up being poor. The prognosis for patients who end up with these symptoms normally have half a year, or around twelve months to live. If these symptoms cannot be found then a mesothelioma patient can live more a year. A mesothelioma prognosis can be given only after the symptoms have been found in a patients and this where the trick and the deadly nature of this cancer lies. Having a lot of symptoms that associate with normal disease like flu, coughing and etc. it is hard for a doctor to actually diagnose a patient with mesothelioma, let alone give a mesothelioma prognosis. To improve the prognosis a patient would be vigilant in catching the symptoms of the disease. This means having complete knowledge about the disease. A patient should know what he or she has gotten themselves into. The patient should also actively take medication session and most importantly never lose hope, even while facing a dire Mesothelioma prognosis. This not only goes for patients affected by mesothelioma but also a patient with any form of cancer as losing hope is half greatly decreases the chances of recovery. The Mesothelioma Prognosis for some who has been caught with this disease in the early stages is set to live for another five to six year. This is very impressive as other cancers don’t offer you this much time even if caught early.
Posted by Patrick Welch at 12:47 PM