Although there is no cure for mesothelioma, there are still a variety of treatment plans available to patients. Treating mesothelioma early on is the key to living a longer, healthier life with the disease, and a new blood test may help detect the cancer decades before symptoms begin to appear.
It can take years or decades for the symptoms of mesothelioma to appear. By the time an asbestos exposure victim is diagnosed, they are often only given one to two years to live. This new cancer blood test can help detect mesothelioma long before a diagnosis is made.
The new test is not only being considered to detect mesothelioma early on, but also treat the cancer sooner than later. It "potentially open[s] the door for earlier intervention and better mesothelioma outcomes."
Read more about the new blood test on Surviving Mesothelioma.