Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Main Options To Diagnose Mesothelioma

Main Options To Diagnose Mesothelioma by Husseiny Ahmed

Mesothelioma cancer is a very dangerous type of cancers that develops in the chest, it develops in the pleura. SO, what is the pleura and what is the function of it? The pleura is the most outer lining that surrounds the lung and has the function of giving a flexible movement to lungs during the breath process.

The main two problems when doctors want to discover that disease are the time of symptoms to appear and the similarity of symptoms to other diseases. The time of mesothelioma symptoms take from 30 to 50 years to appear. With some cases, the patient show no symptoms at all. The second problem is that the symptoms of mesothelioma is very similar to other common diseases, which make a difficult situation for doctors to discover the disease.

The ways to diagnose mesothelioma may be by using some kinds of radiations such as x-rays, this type of radiations can discover the fluid effusion, the doctors could remove a very small part to test it to ensure if there are tumors or not.

Computed Tomography or CT scans can also reveal the presence of tumors in the pleura, there are many other symptoms in the pleura, such as pleural calcification, pleural thickening and other abnormal activities in the region of the chest wall.

There are many other methods to diagnose mesothelioma, the choosing of the most suitable method is your doctor's decision. So, you should consult your doctor about the latest and the most effective methods of mesothelioma diagnosis available today

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