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Medical professionals begin diagnosis of mesothelioma by performing a complete evaluation of a patient’s medical history. This evaluation involves analyzing any of the patient’s symptoms, the patient’s history of asbestos exposure, and the results of a complete physical exam. Sometimes, medical professionals might request recent diagnostic imagery like MRI scans or X-rays of a patient’s abdomen, heart, or lungs to determine the location and size of any tumors.
In the case of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, fluid sometimes collects in a patient’s abdomen or chest area. Sometimes, doctors even use a fine needle to collect a sample of fluid from those areas for further testing. Despite the momentary discomfort experienced while this procedure is performed, many patients report temporary relief in the pain associated with the area as a result.
Some of the common procedures used by medical professionals to diagnose mesothelioma include the following:
No matter how you are diagnosed, it is critical that you undergo this process with the help of an experienced mesothelioma attorney. It is highly recommended that patients receive a second opinion in many situations to make certain that the proper diagnosis was given.Steps to Take Following a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can be overwhelming, but there are some important steps that you should remember to take following a diagnosis. These steps include the following:
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