Home  >  Health Encyclopedia  >  Cancer Care

Health Encyclopedia

 

Cancer Care



Statistics About Malignant Mesothelioma

Statistics About Malignant Mesothelioma

Some people use statistics to try to figure out their chances of getting cancer or how likely it is that they will be cured. Statistics show what happens with large groups of people. However, because no 2 people are alike, you can't use statistics to find out what will happen to you.

These are statistics from the American Cancer Society about malignant mesothelioma:

  • Malignant mesothelioma is rare. About 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.

  • Men are more likely than women to get this type of cancer.

  • Most people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma have been in contact with asbestos.

 
Related Items
Cancer Source
  What Is Malignant Mesothelioma?
  Am I At Risk for Malignant Mesothelioma?
  What Can I Do If I’m At Risk for Malignant Mesothelioma?
  What Are the Symptoms of Malignant Mesothelioma?
  How Does My Doctor Know I Have Malignant Mesothelioma?
  Understanding Your Stage of Malignant Mesothelioma
  What to Know About Surgery for Malignant Mesothelioma
  What to Know About Radiation Therapy for Malignant Mesothelioma
  What to Know About Chemotherapy for Malignant Mesothelioma
  Do What You Can to Ease Side Effects of Treatment for Malignant Mesothelioma
  How Doctors Use Biopsies to Help Evaluate Malignant Mesothelioma
  I’ve Just Been Told I Have Malignant Mesothelioma
  What Are the Survival Rates for Malignant Mesothelioma?
  Tell Your Healthcare Team How You Feel During Treatment for Malignant Mesothelioma
  What to Know About Your Treatment Choices for Malignant Mesothelioma
  What to Know About Supportive Treatments for Malignant Mesothelioma
  Common Chemotherapy Drug Combinations for Malignant Mesothelioma
  Potential Side Effects from Chemotherapy for Malignant Mesothelioma
  FDA Approved Drugs
NCI Patient Summary
  Malignant Mesothelioma