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Mesothelioma (cont.)

Outlook

Like most cancers, the outlook of mesothelioma depends on how early it is diagnosed and how aggressively it is treated. Without treatment, mesothelioma is fatal within four to eight months.

With trimodal treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy), survival was noted in some people at 16-19 months. A few people survived as long as five years.

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