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Do Women Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Survive Longer Than Men?



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Do Women Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Survive Longer Than Men?

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  2. 2. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that typically affects the outer lining of the lungs. There is one known cause of mesothelioma: asbestos exposure.
  3. 3. Many people develop mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure at work. Since mesothelioma has a large latency period, a mesothelioma diagnosis may come decades after the exposure occurred.
  4. 4. Many people diagnosed with mesothelioma worked in mining, ship building, pipe fitting, and other industries where asbestos exposure was common.
  5. 5. By and large, men were more likely to work in these jobs. Subsequently, many more men are diagnosed with mesothelioma than women.
  6. 6. But recent research reveals that women who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are more likely to live longer than men who are diagnosed with the same disease.
  7. 7. Research by the Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division of Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne found that women diagnosed with mesothelioma tend to live longer and respond better to treatment than men.
  8. 8. Researchers also found that women have a higher overall five-year net survival rate for cancer in general.
  9. 9. This particular study did not go into the reasons why women tend to live longer and respond better to mesothelioma treatment.
  10. 10. However, these findings may prove useful as scientists and researchers continue to study mesothelioma and treatment options for patients.
  11. 11. Mesothelioma patients who were exposed to asbestos on the job may be eligible for compensation. We can explain more in a free consultation at a location that is convenient for you. Free attorney consultation: Please contact the law firm of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, to learn how we can help. Call 843-410-3956. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30194549 © 2018 Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.