Mesmo com os últimos avanços médicos, o mesotelioma tem um prognóstico ruim. A primeira pergunta que as pessoas diagnosticadas fazem ao médico é: “Quanto tempo tenho?” A resposta não é simples. Embora a esperança média de vida seja de cerca de 18 meses, outros factores determinarão o tempo restante e a qualidade de vida geral.

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Os fatores envolvidos na expectativa de vida do mesotelioma

As estatísticas do mesotelioma envolvendo taxas de sobrevivência variam de paciente para paciente e são baseadas em uma variedade de fatores, incluindo:

  • Latency period — Simply put, mesothelioma “hides” in the body for many years and decades. When symptoms finally arise, they are often mistaken as respiratory problems. When a diagnosis is finally made, cancer has likely spread to other parts of the body.
  • Stage of the disease — The higher the stage, the fewer treatment options that exist. A diagnosis at Stage 1 or Stage 2 improves the chances of survival for an extended amount of time. Stage 3 or Stage 4 mesothelioma means that the cancer is at a more deadly level.
  • Area and types of mesothelioma — Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of this type of cancer and easier to treat. However, rarer pericardial mesothelioma presents challenges in treatment and a shorter life span for the patient. Peritoneal mesothelioma patients tend to live the longest on average.
  • Operability of the tumor — Surgical procedures can possibly remove a tumor in early-stage mesothelioma, depending on the age and health of a patient.
  • Health — Older patients suffering from other medical problems have a lower survivability rate. Heart and kidney problems and other illnesses can limit treatment options.
  • Treatment plan — An experienced and knowledgeable doctor implementing an aggressive treatment plan can impact the life expectancy and overall quality of that remaining time for their mesothelioma patients.

Se você ou um membro da família foi diagnosticado com mesotelioma, atenção médica imediata é vital. Além disso, a representação legal é importante para responsabilizar um empregador ou fabricante por negligência na forma de exposição ao amianto.


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