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Mesothelioma Information and Facts

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    • In those exposed to asbestos over a significant period of time, between 2% and 10% will be diagnosed with mesothelioma.
    • Men are diagnosed with Mesothelioma 4.6 times more often than women.
    • 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  
    • Approximately 2,500 Americans are diagnosed with Mesothelioma each year.
      Life expectancy is rarely more than five years from time of diagnosis and is most frequently between twelve months and eighteen months.