Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Diagnosed with Mesothelioma www.mesorc.com An estimated 2000 to 3000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States. The fact that mesothelioma may take 25 to 40 years to develop after asbestos exposure can make diagnosis difficult. Another challenge in diagnosing mesothelioma is the fact that many early mesothelioma symptoms can be quite similar to symptoms of other diseases and conditions. People often attribute these symptoms to some common, minor illness and do not seek medical attention right away. For that reason, most individuals are not diagnosed with mesothelioma until the disease is in an advanced stage. Common Methods of Mesothelioma Diagnosis Below are some of the methods medical professionals use to diagnose mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses: A complete medical history. Imaging studies. Blood tests. Fluid testing. Biopsy. If you’ve already been diagnosed with mesothelioma, your doctor may conduct tests to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of your body. This process is called staging. Learn more about this on the Mesothelioma Stages page.
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