A proper diagnosis is necessary before a suitable course of treatment can be prescribed for an individual whose health is suffering. Diagnosing mesothelioma is especially difficult, even for experienced medical professionals. There are a number of reasons for this, not the least of which is that mesothelioma shares many traits with other forms of cancer that are more common and therefore more likely to be settled upon as the diagnosis if insufficient care is taken. Accordingly, it is very important that efforts to diagnose one’s condition are exhaustive.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it has likely come as a severe shock and you may have many new concerns. The compassionate Houston mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Hart & Boundas are committed to helping our clients to seek financial compensation for their condition when the circumstances suggest that legal action may be appropriate. To discuss your situation, contact us today.
There are a number of different examinations that may be useful in the diagnosis of mesothelioma, in addition to a thorough physical. The following are some of the measures which may be employed:
- CT-Scans Three-dimensional picture of a person’s body, offering views of unusual growths.
- X-rays Evaluation of chest and abdomen, looking for any unusual growth or new mass.
- Biopsy Removal of a growth to evaluate its risk for developing into cancer.
- PET Scans Injection of a mild radioactive cancer tracer into a person’s blood stream with subsequent imaging.
The measure that is most likely to arrive at an accurate diagnosis of mesothelioma is a tissue biopsy, and it is important for a physician to conduct such a biopsy if he or she believes that mesothelioma is a possible diagnosis.
Do not hesitate to seek legal counsel if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or a medical professional previously failed to diagnose mesothelioma due to inadequate care. To learn more, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart & Boundas today.