Minggu, 15 Mei 2011

What affects the life expectancy for mesothelioma patients?

Are the various factors which may affect the prognosis and life expectancy for mesothelioma patients (survival). Some of the factors a greater impact on the survival of patients with mesothelioma than the other. Common factors that affect the survival and life expectancy for mesothelioma patiets is:

Type: Mesothelioma

Typically, three types of mesothelioma are common, and they are the pleural, intra-peritoneal (extractive of the stomach) and the pericardial (heart cover is known as the pericardium), mesothelioma. It may also be rare for other types of mesothelioma such as Testicular mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is the commonest type, which affects the pleura or the lining the lungs or floor coverings. Generally, patients with pleural mesothelioma lives longer, because it is the commonest form of mesothelioma, and most of the research and treatment of other types of studies are less common pleural mesothelioma compare.

Diagnosis, the patient's age:

The most (more than 75% of the total) in mesothelioma cases be older in age group 55 years or above. But recent reports suggest that the mesothelioma the insolvency, the average age is declining, mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure occurring in the secondary, it can be. Older workers may die of the disease in mesothelioma earlier than younger patients are related to chronic and serious diseases, such as heart disease or chronic lung disease. General health condition of the elderly, and also less favourable to better forecast and a better life.


Non-smoking reduces life expectancy for mesothelioma patients, in particular, to a large extent, pleural mesothelioma patients. Smoking can affect the disease process in a negative way. The effects of smoking on the health of the sick are well known to all.

Develop mesothelioma asbestos exposure after the deadline will also be taken of the forecast and the life expectancy for mesothelioma patienst. Sometimes it may take more than 30 years after the last exposure to asbestos develop mesothelioma. During the long delay can cause difficulty in troubleshooting, as well as the delay in the diagnosis of the disease. In most cases, mesothelioma are diagnosed when it is the last stage, when there might not be erityiskohtien surgery. If the diagnosis is usually late in the only palliative treatment is to reduce the suffering.

Psychological aspects:

Mesothelioma patient's psychological status can affect life expectancy (at least to some extent) of the patient, such as mesothelioma is a chronic and serious diseases in most cases. The patient to withstand serious diseases such as mesothelioma can have a positive impact on the outcome of sound psychology.

Other related to chronic and serious diseases, as well as mesothelioma can affect the type of trouble forecast and patients ' quality of life.


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