Outlook for mesothelioma

Unfortunately the outlook for mesothelioma tends to be poor. This is because it doesn't usually cause any obvious symptoms until late on and it can progress quite quickly once it reaches this stage.


  • around half (50%) of people with mesothelioma will live at least a year after diagnosis
  • around one in every 10 people (10%)with mesothelioma will live at leastfive years after diagnosis

There arecurrently around 2,500 deaths from mesothelioma each year in the UK.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018