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Important Facts About Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma
- Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is a rare diagnosis and has the poorest life expectancy.
- Sarcomatoid cells form from epithelioid cells that transition after asbestos exposure.
- The nature of how sarcomatoid cells grow and spread makes sarcomatoid mesothelioma tough to treat.
What Is Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma?
Sarcomatoid Cell Type
Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is a cellular type of mesothelioma. It’s also called “fibrous mesothelioma” due to its appearance.
This form of mesothelioma metastasizes fast, meaning tumors spread quickly to other areas of the body. Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the least treatable cell type, though new treatments are leading to longer life expectancies.
Characteristics of Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Cells
Last Edited: January 13, 2023.