Mesothelioma and asbestos based lung cancer
Early diagnosis provides the best chance for recovery, and proper diagnosis is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment. Mesothelioma has similar symptoms to various other diseases, so informing your doctor about your history of asbestos exposure is the first step in diagnosing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer.
Medical professionals typically use a combination of the following techniques to diagnose and confirm the diagnosis of mesothelioma:
Non-invasive techniques—imaging technology
- PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans
- CT (Computed Tomography) scans
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Diagnosis confirmation—endoscopy and biopsy
Diagnosing cancer stages
Mesothelioma is categorized by stages, indicating the extent that cancer has spread from the original lining area.
- Stage I. Cancer is confined to the same side and area of the organ, such as the chest wall and lung, or diaphragm lining, or membrane covering the heart. Cancer has not spread to lymph nodes.
- Stage II. Cancer has spread to the lymph nodes on the same side.
- Stage III. Cancer has spread to the chest wall, muscle, ribs, heart, esophagus, or other organs in the chest on the same side as the primary cancer.
- Stage IV. This is the final stage where cancer has spread to distant organs.
Seek immediate legal help
Once you have been diagnosed, you should seek immediate legal help because there are time deadlines for filing a claim. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker is working with a nationally recognized team of attorneys to handle your mesothelioma case successfully. We have a proven track record which includes thousands of successful product liability cases.
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