Peritoneal mesothelioma has a poor prognosis, with a life expectancy of less than one year. However, there are some factors which may improve a patient’s prognosis. If peritoneal mesothelioma is discovered in its early stages, the number of treatment options increases, along with their effectiveness. Moreover, HIPEC, an innovative treatment involving a combination of heated chemotherapy and surgery, has been demonstrated to extend life expectancy by several years when cancer has not reached its advanced stages. When peritoneal mesothelioma is timely detected and adequate treatment is undergone, approximately 25% of patients survive for approximately 3 years following diagnosis.
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