When diagnosed with mesothelioma, the prognosis is usually poor, as there is no cure for the disease, and typically it is discovered at a late stage of development. Generally, the earlier mesothelioma is diagnosed, the better prognosis a patient has.
The following additional factors can have a significant impact on the prognosis of mesothelioma. A good doctor should be able to give you an honest assessment when all have been identified and considered.
- The cell type and location of the tumor(s)
- Whether the disease has spread (metastasized)
- Overall health of the individual
- Age of the individual at diagnosis