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What is the Latency Period of Mesothelioma?

One of the things that sets malignant mesothelioma apart from other diseases is the extensive latency period noted in the condition. Latency is defined as the period of time from the exposure of the element to the time of the diagnosis. In this case, asbestos is the cause of the cancer, and the latency period ranges on average between 20 and 50 years.

•    The statistical average median duration of mesothelioma latency is 30 to 45 years.
•    There is a less than 1 percent chance that the latency period will last fewer than 15 years.
•    Lower exposure levels have been linked to longer latency periods.
•    Symptoms often don’t occur until later stages of the disease, making the latency period appear even more extensive.

There are several factors that contribute to the latency period. The location of the cancer is one of the most significant factors in latency. Some researchers have found that pleural mesothelioma, occurring in the lining of the lungs, has the longest latency period of all the four main types of the disease. There is a minimal decrease in average latency for peritoneal mesothelioma.

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Gender also plays a role in the latency period for mesothelioma. On average women have latency periods of 53 years, compared to 48 years for men. This is most likely the result of two factors. The first being that males have dominated the industries where asbestos is present for decades, therefore experiencing more first-hand exposures to the toxic mineral, whereas women have historically been exposed in a secondhand nature. The second reason is that estrogen seems to also play a role in reducing tumor size, and therefor immediacy of symptoms.

Why Does Latency Matter?

Malignant mesothelioma can gradually, over years, erode the lining of the organs, causing subtle changes in health, but not setting off alarm bells. When patients finally do approach doctors for these gradual symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, or constant coughing, the first attempts at diagnosing may be incorrect. It takes often 3 to 6 months for an accurate diagnosis to be made once symptoms appear. Considering that by the time mesothelioma has reached stage IV a patient’s average lifespan is only 6.5 months, these precious months during diagnosing are crucial.

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Because malignant mesothelioma responds much more favorably to treatment when the cancer is in stage I or II, the latency period can detrimentally affect the long-term health outcome for someone with this disease. This means that early detection is paramount in favorably treating the cancer.

Below is a list of helpful resources in your area.

Asbestos Exposure Sites

  • Continental Emsco
  • Moody Center
  • American Petrofina
  • Ltv Vought Aeronautics
  • Ball Vo Tech Building
  • Bailey Elementary
  • Rio Grande Power Station
  • Davis Elementary
  • Trident Ngl Inc
  • Texas Atlantic Refinery
  • Brown & Root Shipyard
  • Exchange Park Shopping Center
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Corpus Christie Ice and El Company
  • Magic Time Machine Restaurant
  • Orange Mill
  • American Cyanamid
  • Industrial Insulators, Inc.
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Industrial Insulation
  • Txu Electric Company
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Airport
  • Maximas Coffee
  • U.S. Veterans Building
  • Knox Warehouse
  • Barber Inc.
  • Dallas
  • Exxon

Medical Oncologists in Port Arthur

    Dr. Triptesh Chaudhury
    Medical Oncology
    4600 9th Ave
    Port Arthur, Texas 77642

    Dr. Issam Harmoush
    Medical Oncology
    2001 9th Ave
    Suite 100
    Port Arthur, Texas 77642

    Dr. Ernest Hymel
    Medical Oncology
    Cancer Center of Southeast Texas
    8333 9th Ave
    Suite G
    Port Arthur, TX 77642

    Dr. Essam Malaty
    Medical Oncology
    3640 Catalina Ct
    Port Arthur, TX 77642

    Dr. Rudranath Talukdar
    Medical Oncology
    Cancer Center of Southeast Texas
    8333 9th Ave
    Suite G
    Port Arthur, TX 77642

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