The prognosis of mesothelioma is generally poor. The disease is often caught on later stages, where the tumor has already spread to the other organs like lungs, abdomen, etc.
To improve mesothelioma prognosis, the disease must be diagnosed as soon as possible.
During early stages, the tumor is contained within the host organ and has not started affecting other organs of the body. This makes it easier to remove the tumor by doing a surgery and keep it from spreading.
However, having an early mesothelioma diagnosis is extremely rare.
The malignant form of cancer is caused by asbestos particles which have a latency period of 10 to 40 years. It makes an early diagnosis nearly impossible. Hence the poor prognosis.
The symptoms of malignant mesothelioma show up on later stages, and the cancer has already gotten into a severe form by then.
Another reason why mesothelioma prognosis is poor is victims disregarding symptoms.
Most common symptoms of mesothelioma are headache, irregular heartbeat, restlessness, vomiting, etc. All these symptoms are pretty common and can be associated with any minor disease, hence the negligence by the victim.
In order to be safe, keep a close eye on all these symptoms and consult a doctor as soon as one of them appears in you.