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Is it true that men are more predisposed to malignant mesothelioma?

Yes. Men are more frequently diagnosed with pulmonary malignant mesothelioma than women and there is a maximum incidence of the disease after 35-45 years after the exposure to asbestos. Even though the cases of mesothelioma are rare, it is thought that the incidence of the disease will be bigger in the future due to increasing pollution. Therefore, people who live in heavily polluted industrial areas have a higher risk of developing this type of cancer.

Although the actual incidence of the disease is reduced, mesothelioma is a very serious affection and very difficult to treat.  The average survival period of time after being diagnosed is approximately 11 months.

Comments from doctors

  • Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer known to be asbestos-related and more like a male disease.

  • Men are affected by mesothelioma 3-4 times more than women.

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