How Do Doctors Detect and Diagnose Mesothelioma?

Information Provided By Our Mesothelioma Attorneys

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Mesothelioma, a disease related to asbestos exposure, is a disease that could be best described with the term stealthy. It can go for incredible lengths of time (even fifty years or more, in some cases) and remain virtually undetectable.

When symptoms occur, X-rays, CT (CAT) Scans, PET Scans, and MRI can be helpful in acquiring data to make a diagnosis. However, even in its advanced degrees of spreading and a greater display of mesothelioma-related symptoms, it remains difficult to conclusively identify.

A diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer can only occur after a biopsy coupled with pathological tests. Other tumors and similar looking cancers can still make mesothelioma very susceptible to misdiagnosis and only an expert in the field is likely to have the experience and knowledge necessary to make a definitive judgment.

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We have a medical doctor who is also an asbestos attorney, who can provide invaluable expertise in handling mesothelioma lawsuits. If you need to speak with a mesothelioma lawyer, contact our law firm today.