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Lower Platelet Count Linked to Longer Mesothelioma Survival

Lower Platelet Count Linked to Higher Survival Rates

A high platelet count may not bode well for people battling malignant pleural mesothelioma. New evidence suggests that survival rates may be higher for mesothelioma patients with a lower platelet count. This news comes from the Kocaeli University which analyzed malignant mesothelioma patients between 2008 and 2014. They wanted to know if certain clinical characteristics could predict longer patient survival. Platelets and Health Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. It develops from cells of the mesothelium, the lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. While it is uncommon, it has a high mortality rate. Smaller than either red or white blood cells, platelets are the components in blood that facilitate clotting. The normal range for platelet … Continue reading Lower Platelet Count Linked to Longer Mesothelioma Survival »