Stage 1 Mesothelioma
Stage 1 mesothelioma is the earliest stage of the disease, in which the tumor is confined to a specific area and has not yet spread to other parts of the body. Very few mesothelioma cases are caught at Stage 1, but those which are typically live for about 21 months or longer.
As with other cancers, mesothelioma is categorized using a four-tiered staging system that indicates the severity and development of the disease. At Stage 1, mesothelioma has begun to develop, and usually the individual has very few noticeable symptoms.
The three staging systems used to classify mesothelioma have similar, but slightly different, definitions of Stage 1 mesothelioma: