Monday, 5 February 2018

HOW COMMON IS PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA?


Pleural mesothelioma
is a rare cancer that represents less than 1% of all cancers.1 It is estimated that up to 43,000 people worldwide die from the disease each year, although this is likely to be significantly higher due to unreported cases occurring in developing countries.7 The highest annual rates of pleural mesothelioma, approximately 30 cases per million of population, are reported in Australia and Great Britain, but current research suggests peak incidence has not yet been reached, and in developed countries, this is expected to occur in the next 10 to 20 years.6 In Europe, it is anticipated that cases of pleural mesothelioma will peak in 2015 – 2020, with a predicted incidence of 250,000 cases over the next 40 years.8 Due to occupational exposure of asbestos, men are five times more likely to be diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma than women4 and it is more frequent in advanced ages as a result of the long latency period (from 20 - 60 years).5

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