People who have lived for some time with mesothelioma
Stephen Jay Gould, a well-regarded paleontologist, was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. After his diagnosis, Gould wrote "The Median Isn't the Message", in which he argued that statistics such as median survival are useful abstractions, not destiny. Gould lived for another 20 years, eventually succumbing to a cancer not linked to his mesothelioma.
Paul Kraus, diagnosed in 1997, is considered the longest living mesothelioma survivor in the world.