Factors that may influence a mesothelioma prognosis are the stage, type, location and treatment of the disease. Patients can take action to improve their prognosis.
Can I Improve My Prognosis?

Mesothelioma patients typically have a prognosis of 12 to 21 months depending on the stage of their disease. However, there are numerous survivors that have far outlived their prognosis. These survivors have taken advantage of aggressive treatments and clinical trials to conquer their disease.
Improving Mesothelioma Prognosis

Pleural Mesothelioma
The average prognosis for a person with late stage pleural mesothelioma is 10 to 12 months. Patients treated with surgery and radiation can beat their prognosis by over 28 months, according to a study published in 2015.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma
The prognosis for peritoneal mesothelioma has jumped up incredibly in the past decade. Patients treated with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) often outlive their prognosis by 24 months to 7 years.


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Pericardial Mesothelioma
Due to its rarity, the prognosis for pericardial mesothelioma is relatively poor. Patients may be able to outlive their prognosis by finding a specialist and seeking aggressive treatment.

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