Mesothelioma Biopsy Procedures

A Mesothelioma biopsy procedure is used to collect suspect cells or tissue samples that help doctors positively confirm a diagnosis of Mesothelioma. Several different biopsy procedures may be used depending on the location of cancer cells, the age of the patient, and the overall health of the Mesothelioma patient. Biopsy tests are one of the most definitive ways to diagnose malignant Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Biopsy Procedures Include:

  • Bronchoscopic Biopsy: Involves passing a long, thin, flexible tube down the throat to examine the airways for tumors and remove a small sample through the tube.
  • Excisional Biopsy: Involves attempting to remove all of the affected areas rather than taking a small tissue sample. (Accompanied by greater risks for the patient).
  • Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy: Involves the physician using a long thin needle to remove a sample of the cancer tumor.
  • Incisional/Core Biopsy: Involves removing a small part of the tumor if the needed sample is in an easy access location.
  • Laparoscopy: Procedure involves examining the inside of the abdomen.
  • Mediastinoscopy: Procedure that examines the center of the chest around the heart to determine if cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the chest or neck.
  • Peritoneoscopy and Laparotomy: Involves doctor making an incision in the abdominal wall to insert a tiny lighted tube to examine inside the chest cavity or abdomen.
  • Thoracotomy: Involves doctor making an incision between 2 ribs to gather a cancer tissue sampled.
  • Thoracoscopy: Involves examining the space between the chest wall and lungs by inserting a long, thin tube into the chest to obtain small tissue samples.
  • Surgical Biopsy: This is an invasive procedure needed to cut out a large enough tissue sample to make a diagnosis or totally removing the tumor.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.


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Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma cancer cells are in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new fatal Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms, you should contact a doctor immediately.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has had a malignant Mesothelioma diagnosis, you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma. It is crucial to be aware of what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and companies responsible for your exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease.

According to the American Cancer Society, with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer, immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer about your available compensation from asbestos trust funds.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. Although there is a tremendous mourning period with the loss of a loved one, it is crucial not to let your Statute of Limitations expire before filing a Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states, the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have a 6-year Statute of Limitations.

Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos-related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer, and esophageal cancer cases.


There are More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts


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