What Is The Life Span For
Someone With Mesothelioma?
People whose lives have been affected by mesothelioma often ask "What is the life span for someone diagnosed with mesothelioma?"
Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question because every individual case is different. Often this depends when a person's mesothelioma was diagnosed and the part of the body affected by the mesothelioma. Sadly, mesothelioma is rarely diagnosed in the early stages of the disease. Because mesothelioma is usually diagnosed in later stages treatment strategies tend to be focused more on improving quality of life rather than defeating the disease.
However, this does not mean anyone affected by mesothelioma should give up. Today more and more people diagnosed with mesothelioma are living longer and with a better quality of life than those diagnosed with this terrible disease did in the past. Check out our mesothelioma resources and coping strategies page for additional information.