Silver Book Fact

Pleural mesothelioma impacts 70% to 90% of all diagnosed cases. The second most common type of mesotheliomoa is peritoneal mesothelioma, affecting between 19% and 30% of diagnosed cases.

There are four types of mesothelioma:

  • Pleural-  impacts the cavity that holds the lungs
  • Peritoneal- impacts the abdominal cavity
  • Pericardial- impacts the cavity that holds the heart
  • Testicular- affects the testes

Mesothelioma Information and Facts. https://mesothelioma.net/mesothelioma-facts/. Published September 26 2017. Accessed September 26, 2017

Reference

Title
Mesothelioma Information and Facts
Publication Date
Published September 26 2017
URL
Read Full Resource

Related Facts

  • Five-year Relative Survival (%) during Three Time Periods by Cancer Site  
  • Increase in 5-year survival rate for cancer
     
  • In 2007, an estimated 213,380 people (114,760 men and 98,620 women) will be diagnosed with lung and bronchus cancer.  
  • During the past decade, growth of spending for prostate cancer has averaged 11 percent a year, outpacing rates for other common conditions such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.   
  • In the U.S., new cancer drugs have increased life expectancy at birth by 10.7%.