If you have symptoms of pleural mesothelioma, your doctor will perform a physical examination to check for lumps or other possible signs of cancer.
Based on the results of the physical examination, your doctor may order a chest X-ray and a CT scan of your chest.
Depending on the results of these tests, a biopsy may be ordered. A biopsy is the only way to diagnose pleural mesothelioma.
During a biopsy, a small portion of tissue of the affected area is removed and sent to a laboratory for examination under a microscope.
Biopsies are performed by inserting a needle through the skin to remove a piece of tissue or fluid. They may also be done through a surgical procedure during which a surgeon would make a small incision and insert a tube with a video camera to obtain a sample of the abnormal tissue.
A lab will analyze the tissue/fluid sample to determine if mesothelioma is present in the sample, as well as what type of cells are involved - which will impact the treatment plan and prognosis.
Our firm is experienced and dedicated to precisely that kind of investigation, and we are almost always able to determine the Asbestos exposure even in cases where the source is unknown to the family.
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QUESTION 1: Who Is The Person Injured By Asbestos?
Q1: Who Is The Person Injured By Asbestos?