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Diagnosing Mesothelioma
The mesothelium is the protective membrane that surrounds such organ cavities as the lungs and abdomen. Malignancies that occur on this membrane can be classified as mesothelioma. There are four particular regions where this cancer is typically present in the body.

•    Pleural mesothelioma – affecting the membranes that surround the lungs
•    Peritoneal mesothelioma – affecting the lining of the abdomen
•    Pericardial mesothelioma – affecting the membrane around the heart
•    Testicular mesothelioma – affecting the lining around the testes

Of these four types, pleural mesothelioma is far more prevalent, accounting for up to 75 percent of all cases. Peritoneal mesothelioma accounts for approximately 10 - to 20 percent of cases, while pericardial and testicular mesotheliomas are considered quite rare.

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How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?
One of the overwhelming factors in diagnosing mesotheliomas is prior exposure to asbestos. The latency period of the disease, meaning the time between exposure and diagnosis, is quite high. This means that people exposed to asbestos might not show signs of the cancer for 20 to 50 years. For this reason, a complete medical history is needed for doctors and any indications that exposure to asbestos might have occurred need to be included in this history.

Once symptoms have appeared it often then takes medical staff another 6 months or more to accurately diagnose the condition. Some of these symptoms that might send a person to seek medical treatment include:

•    Labored breathing
•    Chest pain
•    Tenderness in the area of the tumor(s)
•    A noticeable lump or swelling

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What are the tests for mesothelioma?
While doctors use various tools when testing for mesothelioma, the biopsy is often the most reliable method available where small samples of fluid or tissue are collected for examination under a microscope. There are different types of biopsies that might be used, depending upon the location and the symptoms.

-Fine needle aspiration – A small sample of fluid is drawn out through a needle.
-Mediastinoscopy – Doctors make an incision in the neck and insert a scope into the space behind the sternum (this procedure is used to diagnose pleural mesothelioma). Physicians can then take pictures or view video feeds, take samples of tissues, or even sample lymph nodes with this procedure.
-Thoracoscopy – With this procedure a narrow tube is inserted through a small incision and a tissue sample is obtained.
Blood tests are being explored as new options for diagnostic tools, but no single test is currently available that would identify the cancer. However, scientists are working with the recently identified biomarkers that might one day lead to such a test.
Visual images through CT, MRI, and x-ray technology are often used in conjunction with other tests. While the individual results are usually not enough to confirm an accurate diagnosis, they can be useful in determining sizes of masses and extents of the disease.

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Below is a list of helpful resources in your area.

Asbestos Exposure Sites

  • Alamo National Bank
  • Baeco Inc.
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Republic Transcon Industries
  • Wood-Leppard Air Conditioning Company
  • Newman Steam Plant
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Fina Oil and Chemical
  • Frontier Roofing
  • Theodore Hamm Brewing Company
  • DePelchin Faith House
  • National Oil Company
  • Diamond Alkali Chemical Plant
  • Roberts Alloy Welding Corporation
  • City Docks
  • Bas-Tex Corporation
  • Defense Plant Corporation
  • Genoa Elementary
  • Texas Electric Steel Casting Plant
  • General Supply Company
  • Campbell Insulation
  • Carter Lathing & Plastering
  • Refractories Supply Company
  • Gsa Supply Depot
  • Harbison Walker
  • Union Oil Company
  • Randolph Air Force Base
  • Dixie Lead Company

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