The trauma of a malignant mesothelioma diagnosis leaves confusion and disbelief in its wake. Your doctor will likely recommend you see an oncologist. Your doctor typically will recommend a specialist for your treatment of malignant mesothelioma. From the initial diagnosis, ask your doctor for a copy of all of your test results. You have a right to do so. Be certain to keep a folder with your pathology report, blood tests, imaging reports (x-ray, ct scan, PET scan, etc.) and any other medical results. Keeping these results is invaluable for showing another doctor the medical history of your illness should you seek another opinion or alternative treatment.
Useful questions to ask your oncologist about malignant mesothelioma include:
- How far has the malignant mesothelioma spread and what is your life expectancy?