Mesothelioma is how to diagnose

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Mesothelioma is how to diagnose
Most people begin to see their GP when their symptoms. Your family doctor will examine you and may arrange for you have some test or X-rays. You may be referred to hospital these tests and expert advice and treatment. In the hospital, the doctor has done a pre-medical check your medical history and occupational history. 


The aspirations of pleural or peritoneal
Chest X-ray
Biopsy
CT scan 


The aspirations of pleural or peritoneal
If your chest or abdominal fluid, doctors can sample through the use of local anesthetic through the skin, the liquid needle. Fluid partially closed, and then drawn into a syringe, can be analyzed in the laboratory in order to find mesothelioma cells.

In between the pleura is called pleural aspirations, and to consider fluid known as ascites fluid from the abdominal (or peritoneal aspiration) drainage.


Chest X-ray
Chest X-ray will be taken in your lungs, any abnormal examination, such as pleural thickening or fluid around the lungs. However, they can be other causes of pleural and peritoneal thickening (and the surrounding lung fluid or abdominal) In addition to mesothelioma.

The following tests may also need to diagnose mesothelioma, and your doctor may arrange for you, in which one or more hospitals.



Biopsy
If you need a biopsy, the doctor from the pleural or peritoneal thickening of the tissue samples. Local anesthesia for numbing area and the special type of needle is passed through the skin into the tumor. Needles have a tip, you can cut out the tumor samples. Doctors can use ultrasound or CT scanner position, needle and accurate. Ultrasound uses sound waves to build on part of the body organs of the pictures. A small device, through the skin to show the doctor where the tumor is to guide the needle to the correct location.

Sometimes, doctors will want to see in the pleural or peritoneal regions have received directly from the right side of the field of tissue samples. This is done through the use of a lamp, in the high-end cameras, thin hose. Tube (endoscope) can be called by the local thoracoscopic chest, or abdomen, where the skin is called laparoscopy. Surgery was performed under general anesthesia by a surgeon. You can usually go home the same day.

Your doctor may want to check the proliferation of signs of cancer in the lymph nodes near the center of the chest. The central area around the lower part of the trachea, called the mediastinum, and lymph nodes, such as the mediastinal lymph nodes were found. This test is called the mediastinum. The test was under general anesthesia, will mean a short stay in hospital. A small incision through the skin in the neck. A tube, like a small telescope, is passed to the chest caused by cutting holes. Doctors can use this control area of research. Samples can be taken under a microscope examination.

CT scan
CT scan (Computed Tomography) to take a series of X-rays, thus establishing a 3-D images inside the body. Scan is painless, but time from 10 to 30 minutes. CT scans use a small amount of radiation, it would be less likely to hurt you, not hurt anyone to reach. You will be asked not to eat or drink for at least 4 hours before the scan.

CT scan, chest and abdomen will show the size and position of mesothelioma, and whether it has spread to other parts of the body.

You may want to drink or dye, so that specific areas of your body into a more clearly visible. A few minutes, this may make you feel hot all over. If you are allergic to iodine or have asthma, you can inject a more serious response, so it is important is to let your doctor know in advance.

You may be able to go home as long as the end of the scan.




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