Mesothelioma Subtypes and Cancer Survival Stories

Subtypes of Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Survival Stories

 

Although originally mesothelioma is chategorised on the basis of the type of organ in which it develope, still another way in which doctors describe a tumor is by examining the type and structure of the cells. so according to the type of cell there   are various cellular subtypes of pleural, peritoneal, paricardial and testicular types of mesothelioma also. while many of the histological subtypes of mesothelioma exist, the three most common subtypes of mesothelioma are as follows.

Mesothelioma Subtypes and  Cancer Survival Stories

Mesothelioma Subtypes and  Cancer Survival Stories

Epithelial Mesothelioma:-

This type of mesothelioma occurs in fifty to seventy percent of all the mesothelioma cases. it is the most common type of mesothelioma compared to the other cell types, this type of mesothelioma typically responds best to the treatment and therefore accounting for the best survival chances.

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma:-

Among the three cellular subtypes, sarcomatoid type of mesothelioma particularly aggressive and the least common among all. it is observed among ten to twenty percent of all the mesothelioma cases. Survival rate is usually poor in this type of mesothelioma providing less chances of survival.

Biphasic Mesothelioma:-

Among all the three cellular subtypes of mesothelioma, biphasic type of mesothelioma accounts of about twenty to thirty five percent of all the cases.  the tumor contains a mix of the first two cellular subtypes the ratio of epithelial to sarcomatoid cells can differ from case to case influencing a patient’s outlook .survival rate is greater when having a large number of epithelial cells.

Though with a great risk of death, mesothelioma feels to be a dangerous disease but there are many who survived it or are still couragefully living with it, here are a few survival stories.

The first example is of Alexis K:-

Alexis K was diagnosed for peritoneal mesothelioma in the year 2007 and underwent a major surgery in which the specialists had to remove the diaphragm. Keeping her wedding desires by the side , she still rides to work on her scooter. They don’t know how many wedding anniversaries they will have, but they celebrate their time together. “It’s kind of cool now to hear people say, ‘You don’t look or act sick ” she says.

Another mesothelioma survivor, Andy A:-

Andy A. was diagnosed for pleural mesothelioma in the year 2010 with the help of mesothelioma specialist , David Jablons, M.D., at the University of California-San Francisco, enrolled himself for an clinical trial involving Amatuximab (MORab-009), an experimental immunotherapy drug that is working well for him. “I consider myself extremely lucky for a lot of reasons,” he says. “I haven’t won the lottery yet, but I’m working on that.”

Another person who suffered mesothelioma , Michelle M:-

Michelle M. was diagnosed for pleural mesothelioma in the year 2002 who desired something special to commemorate her ten years completion as a mesothelioma survivor. She got her left wrist tattoes with the word “faith” so that she could watch it anytime she needed any moral support.
“I do believe everything happens for a reason, and I have faith that God has a plan for me,” she says. “After everything I’ve been through, it would be impossible to think otherwise.”.

Reference :- http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/survivors.php

 

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