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How is mesothelioma diagnosed?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Imaging, blood tests
Mesothelioma is a disease caused by exposure to asbestos.
It is typically diagnosed by various imaging studies (ct scan, chest x-ray) and biopsies.

In brief: Imaging, blood tests
Mesothelioma is a disease caused by exposure to asbestos.
It is typically diagnosed by various imaging studies (ct scan, chest x-ray) and biopsies.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Biopsy
This can be diagnosed by needle core biopsy but generally and more convincingly by vats (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery).
Specific diagnosis is critical as this cancer is particularly deadly.

In brief: Biopsy
This can be diagnosed by needle core biopsy but generally and more convincingly by vats (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery).
Specific diagnosis is critical as this cancer is particularly deadly.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
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