mesothelioma prognosis

mesothelioma prognosis can be different from one type of cancer to the other, from one patient to another, from the time in the development of the disease it was discovered starting to the very incipient stages to the metastasis. The prognosis determines the diseases course if it’s developing more or if it’s downgrading for the benefit of the patient’s survival changes. Putting together past experience, medical history, patient’s reaction to past or current treatment and investigation procedures, and the path of each case can be followed and watched closely.

Mesothelioma prognosis is also determined by the degree of which the lungs or other internal organs are affected and of course on the period the patient was exposed to the asbestos fibers or the time since it had been exposed. Another disease which is not putting at risk internal organs is the asbestosis, a non-malignant scarring of the internal lung tissue. What it does is to diminish the lung cavity and in the end it literally suffocates the patient because of the small dimensions of the lungs.

We named it as not risky for the patient because once he is taken out of the asbestos environment it’s action stops and so the survival changes grow visibly. Mesothelioma prognosis on the other hand can’t take into account the positive movement into a non asbestos environment because it appears long after the patient left the toxic scene which was causing the cancer. Furthermore, the way the disease action is totally asymptomatic and hard to track during treatment and medical investigations.

Mesothelioma prognosis is different from one form of cancer to the other, from one patient to another. This is why doctors take different decisions on applying the treatment because unlike many cancer forms known to the medical world, the mesothelioma does not follow any rule. The action is so harsh on the patient because the mesothelioma prognosis is stopping the survival expectancy of the patient to five or few more years after the disease were diagnosed.

Because of its highly hidden character and the progressiveness fast and unable to track, doctors are poor in words when speaking about the mesothelioma prognosis. Though is hard for us to present these statistics, they are based on documented works of specialists who have investigated this disease during the years. The prognosis of this disease can’t be worst as the majority of patients die in the first 6 months after diagnose was set.

The only rare case or survival known until our days is the case of an Australian, Paul Kraus who lived 15 years after long and enduring treatment and procedures in the fight with the cancer. Because it was only in 1999 that government took serious actions in protecting the workers and also to assume responsibility for the increased cases of mesothelioma cancer, specialists didn’t had records to found the basis of a clear prognosis of this disease. More medical records are based now on surveys made by non-governmental organizations which took the risk of tracking down mesothelioma cancer cases most of them misdiagnosed as lung cancer cases.