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Malignant mesothelioma is a cancerous tumor that covers most of the body’s internal organs including the lungs (called pleura mesothelioma), heart (called pericardium mesothelioma) and abdominal (called peritoneal mesothelioma) organs. The Doctor are often difficult to diagnose and decide whether it is mesothelioma cancer or others cancer desease because the symptoms are similar to those of a number of other conditions (not unique to it) and the disease's relative rarity.

Mesothelioma diagnosis begins with a review of the patient's medical history, including any history of asbestos exposure. To support and see the more accurate about mesothelioma suspect, A complete physical examination may be performed, CT (or CAT) scan or an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), including x-rays of the chest or abdomen and lung function tests may also be useful.

The patient who suspected Peritoneal Mesothelioma from imaging tests may show thick, nodular masses on the pleural surface. Other ways a surgeon or a medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer) will perform a needle biopsy to collect a sample of tissue, 40% needle biopsy is accurate. Mesothelioma with an open biopsy's method is the most accurate diagnostic because a larger tissue sample can be obtained.

If the cancer is in the chest (suspected of pleura mesothelioma), To make an accurate diagnosis the doctor may perform a thoracoscopy involves the insertion of an endoscope, a narrow-diameter tube with a viewing mirror or camera attachment, through a very small incision (cut) in the chest wall.

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