Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis can take time because typically, the initial symptoms may be similar to those of a bad cold or the flu. However, when a person has mesothelioma, those symptoms often grow in to more persistent wheezing, coughing, loss of appetite, and general fatigue.
15 Early Warning Signs of Mesothelioma
To diagnose mesothelioma — a rare, aggressive form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure — doctors will conduct a thorough physical exam, followed by a series of tests. Tests could include blood work, biopsies, and imaging — like chest X-rays, CT scans, echocardiograms, PET scans, and MRI scans. These allow doctors to get a closer look and properly distinguish mesothelioma from other cancers or diseases.
Because mesothelioma is rare, not all doctors are highly qualified to diagnose and treat this disease. If you are interested in seeing a mesothelioma specialist to confirm your diagnosis, or if you are looking for a second opinion about treatment options, we have created a list of medical centers around the country that have physicians on staff who focus on mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with mesothelioma, call Sokolove Law for a free consultation to learn about your legal options.