DIAGNOSIS OF MESOTHELIOMA
Electron microscopy is the top method for
diagnosing mesothelioma cancer
How a diagnosis of mesothelioma is made.
The personal injury law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the legal rights of workers since 1986. And in that time the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients injured by occupational asbestos exposure.
October 28, 2009 – An electron microscope is the best tool for diagnosing mesothelioma cancer from other cancers.
An accurate diagnosis of mesothelioma is crucial to improving a patient’s prognosis and is very important to the mesothelioma treatment process. Mesothelioma is a cancer almost exclusively caused by occupational asbestos exposure.
An electron microscope uses a beam of electrons to shine light on a specimen (such as cancer cells) and produce a highly magnified image.
Specialists then observe the illuminated specimen and look for physical characteristics that denote one type of cancer from another.
An average of 3,000 people receive a diagnosis of mesothelioma every year in the United States. There is no cure and it is often fatal within one year of a diagnosis.
Government sources estimate that in the next decade more than 35,000 people nationwide will be diagnosed with mesothelioma, most often the result of asbestos exposure on jobs – and usually contracted through employers’ preference for quick profits over the expense of maintaining worker health safety.
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If you received from your doctor a diagnosis of mesothelioma and seek a free case review, please notify us through the communication form on this page.
We will pursue your claim with vigilance to help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering.
Please know, the firm works on a contingency basis so there is no cost to you until we obtain a settlement or a verdict in your favor.