Diagnosis & Treatment of Mesothelioma
Your doctor will complete a thorough exam which will include questions about your history of exposure to asbestos, your profession, and questions
about your military service. After a verbal consultation, your physician will combine the information you supply with radiology examinations and pathology
methods to reach a diagnosis.
Treatment of Mesothelioma
Since mesothelioma cannot be cured, treatments can alleviate some of your pain and can prolong your survival rate. Your treatment plan will generally involve surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
There are two general types of treatment: curative and palliative. Curative surgery is performed to seek a cure for your mesothelioma. Palliative procedures are performed to reduce the severity of symptoms. Alternative treatment options are also available to you which can be used in conjunction with traditional care.
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