Pleural mesothelioma

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What is pleural mesothelioma?

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer and the primary cause is asbestos exposure. The cancer develops in the mesothelium, which is the thin layer of tissue that lines and protects the chest cavity and other organs as well.

Common symptoms reported by people with pleural mesothelioma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pleural mesothelioma

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pleural mesothelioma (1)

Data from patients with pleural mesothelioma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with pleural mesothelioma

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pleural mesothelioma (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with pleural mesothelioma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has pleural mesothelioma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 4
40s 0
50s 6
60s 5
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 11

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from pleural mesothelioma patients who have completed their condition history
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