Diagnosis & Treatment of Mesothelioma

Diagnosis

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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