How Doctors Diagnose Mesothelioma

Few things are more traumatic than a cancer diagnosis, especially when the illness is a result of unhealthy, dangerous working conditions. If you live in or around New York and work with materials containing asbestos, it’s important to consult amesothelioma attorney, like those at The Williams Law Firm, P.C., as soon as your health will allow.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, a protective lining that surrounds internal organs in the chest and abdomen. The only way to develop mesothelioma is through exposure to asbestos, a durable, inexpensive fiber-like mineral used in many industries despite the health risks posed to workers.

To determine whether or not you have mesothelioma, your doctor will conduct a variety of tests, including:

  • A PHYSICAL EXAM
  • ASKING YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY, ESPECIALLY ANY RISK FACTORS YOU HAVE FOR EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS
  • CHEST X-RAY
  • MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI), A FULL BODY SCAN THAT PRODUCES DETAILED IMAGES OF SOFT TISSUE
  • DRAWING BLOOD, FLUID AND/OR TISSUE SAMPLES
  • A SURGICAL BIOPSY, IF YOUR DOCTOR FINDS EVIDENCE OF A TUMOR

If your doctor diagnoses you with mesothelioma, it’s important to seek treatment while also consulting a skilled New York mesothelioma attorney. If you were exposed to asbestos on the job, New York attorney Joseph P. Williams and his team can help you build a case and seek the compensation you deserve.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and require the services of an experienced attorney, please contact The Williams Law Firm or call 855-955-6376  today to schedule a free consultation. We are proud to serve clients throughout New York.

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