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Mesothelioma has a low survival rate, and only 8% of patients with pleural mesothelioma will still be alive after 5 years, according to the most recent numbers supplied by the American Cancer Society (ACS). Researchers determine survival rates by studying people after they are diagnosed or have started treatments. That said, every case is different, and long-term survival may sometimes be possible.
“Our biggest worry is Covid-19 fatigue,” a coronavirus expert says. “People are losing respect for the virus and letting their guard down, which is a bad idea.” Article by Jane E. Brody
Mesothelioma cancer that forms on the abdominal lining is known as peritoneal mesothelioma. Inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers can trap them in the tissue that lines the abdominal cavity and organs. Tumors form after years of tissue irritation and inflammation, and the disease can be challenging to diagnose. Learn more about Peritoneal Mesothelioma by visiting their website.