3 doctors weighed in:

How is mesothelioma diagnosed?

3 doctors weighed in
David Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

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
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
Thank
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
Thank
Read more answers from doctors