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.