How to Diagnose Mesothelioma


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Mesothelioma diagnosis is very important as far as an early treatment is considered. It helps with better pain management. Mesothelioma diagnosis is confusing as the symptoms mimic many lung infections

Don't sit there and keep guessing. Consult your physician.

Get Mesothelioma tests done.

An early initiation of treatment will help reduce the cancer pain considerably.

Valuable Imaging techniques used in Mesothelioma tests are X Ray, CT (Computerized tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positive Electron Tomography)

Invasive procedures for Tissue and fluid samples are also done. Usually invasive procedures {which invade the body} are required to make a final confirmed Mesothelioma Diagnosis (Thoracoscopy, Peritoneoscopy and Biopsy)

Recently the first ever Blood test for Mesothelioma have been devised as reported by Pacific North-West Research Institute. This is based on the fact that Mesothelioma cells release tumor markers called SMR (Soluble mesothelin-related) proteins.

Two important questions you should answer before you go ahead with the Mesothelioma diagnosis are:

Have you been exposed to asbestos? (Although not all the Mesothelioma cases are direct results of asbestos exposure there is a strong association between the two. )

Do you experience Mesothelioma symptoms?


If you suspect that you have been exposed to asbestos then get Mesothelioma tests done at the earliest.


Mis-Diagnosis and late diagnosis is a grave error in Mesothelioma as the treatment becomes difficult with late diagnosis.

Dr. Mateen M. D. shares his expert opinions and Information on the Deadly Cancer Mesothelioma on his site Mesothelioma Cancer Guide. Also visit our Lawyers section and Mesothelioma FAQs.


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