Stages of Mesothelioma

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Learning that you have a serious illness like mesothelioma can leave you with countless questions. Mesothelioma Prognosis And Quality Of LifeTo provide you with the most accurate and reliable information, your doctor will gather data to classify your tumor on a scale of mesothelioma stages.

How Mesothelioma Stages Are Determined

Doctors use various diagnostic methods to classify tumors by Pleurodesismesothelioma stages, including biopsies and imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. Considering the findings from these studies, your doctor will assign your tumor to one of four mesothelioma stages based on:paralegal

  • Primary tumor location (tumor site)
  • Size of tumor and number of tumors
  • Whether tumor cells have spread, and to what extent
  • Tumor cell type (epithelioid, sarcomatoid, or mixed/biphasic)

Mesothelioma Stages: Treatment Options and Prognosis

Doctors rely on mesothelioma stages, along with individual patient characteristics (such as age, sex, and overall health), to determine treatment options. Mesothelioma stages range from I to IV.

  • Mesothelioma Stage I is a localized tumor and relatively easy to treat. While science has yet to find a cure for mesothelioma, stage I tumors can be surgically removed. Chemotherapy and/or radiation may be used in combination with surgery to give patients with stage I mesothelioma the best hope for recovery.
  • In mesothelioma Stages II and III the malignancy has spread. At stage II, the disease has spread into surrounding tissues, while stage III indicates spread into the lymph nodes or other areas of the body.
  • Mesothelioma at Stage IV has spread to distant organs and tissues.

Experimental Mesothelioma TreatmentsMesothelioma stages II, III, and IV are considered advanced disease, with treatments focused on increasing life expectancy, relieving symptoms, and maintaining quality of life, rather than curing mesothelioma.

Help in Pursuing the Compensation You’re Entitled To

Mesothelioma treatments are expensive. If you have mesothelioma because you were exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Sokolove Law at 1-888-360-4215 today for a free case evaluation.