Diagnosing mesothelioma through needle biopsy
To confirm a diagnosis of mesothelioma, a needle biopsy of the pleura or an open surgical tissue biopsy is necessary. In a biopsy, a surgeon or a medical oncologist removes a sample of tissue for examination of cancerous cells.
If the diagnosis is confirmed to be mesothelioma, the next medical step is to determine the extent of the cancer, or the stage of cancer development.
Like any other cancer, it is important to find out whether your cancer is benign or malignant.
And if it is malignant, it is important to find out whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. And if so, which parts.
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Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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