Stage 2 Mesothelioma
Stage 2 mesothelioma is best characterized by limited spreading to nearby organs and tissues. Few cases of mesothelioma are caught at Stage 2 or earlier, and individuals typically live for only about 19 months or less.
A four-tiered staging system is utilized in categorizing the advancement and severity of cancer. For mesothelioma, Stage 2 is considered an early stage of the disease, typically distinguished by limited spreading of cancer cells to nearby organs and tissues.
Although with Stage 2 there has been some spreading, and possible lymph node involvement, the disease has typically not metastasized beyond the initial region in which it first developed. Symptoms usually start to become somewhat more noticeable in this stage.
The three mesothelioma staging systems provide a different descriptions of Stage 2 mesothelioma: