Monday, 22 October 2012

Asbestos Mesothelioma: Diagnosis and Treatments

Diagnosis of Asbestos Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma has an unusually long latency period, which means that patients may not be diagnosed with the disease for as long as 5 decades after they were last exposed to asbestos.  After careful evaluation, a variety of tests are necessary to correctly diagnose mesothelioma.  Some of these clinical and radiological tests include a complete physical examination, including the patient’s medical history and history of asbestos exposure, x-rays, lung function tests, CT scan, MRI, and sometimes a tissue or fluid biopsy.

Mesothelioma Treatments

Many patients opt to undergo one or more mesothelioma treatments to combat the disease and to ease the physical symptoms of mesothelioma cancer. Not all treatments listed on this page are appropriate for every mesothelioma patient. The best way to determine the course of your own treatment is to consult with your own doctors.
  • Mesothelioma Surgery
  • Mesothelioma Chemotherapy
  • Mesothelioma Radiation
  • Mesothelioma Gene Therapy
  • Mesothelioma Photodynamic Therapy

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