Mesothelioma Survival Rates

Prognosis for mesothelioma depends on many factors: the extension of the tumor, stage, your state of health, etc. However, despite the very significant progress in medical science, the mesothelioma prognosis is still alarming; the majority of mesothelioma patients do not live long after the treatment. in fact, some even die during the treatment.

Over 75% of mesothelioma victims die within one year following the treatment. However, although very rare, it is said that some mesothelioma victims are completely recovered.

A mesothelioma diagnosed early (stage 1) has a better prognosis and better treatment options. Therefore it is important to see your doctor regularly if’ you are at risk for mesothelioma.

The overall five-year relative mesothelioma survival rate for 1998 to 2002 was approximately 9 percent.  The following are the relative survival rates for each year following a mesothelioma diagnosis:

  • Year 1 survival rate: 39 percent
  • Year 2 survival rate: 20 percent
  • Year 3 survival rate: 11 percent
  • Year 4 survival rate: 10 percent
  • Year 5 survival rate: 9 percent.

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