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. There are several different biopsy procedures that may be used depending on the location of cancer cells, age of the patient and overall health of the Mesothelioma patient. Biopsy tests are one of the most definitive way 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 area rather than taking a small tissue sample. (Accompanied with greater risks for 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 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 the cancer has spread to lymph nodes in chest or neck.
- Peritoneoscopy and Laparotomy: Involves doctor making an incision in the abdominal wall to insert a tiny lighted tube to examine inside 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 chest wall and lungs by inserting a long, thin tube into the chest to obtain a small tissue samples.
- Surgical Biopsy: This is an invasive procedure needed to cut out a large enough tissue samples to make a diagnosis or totally removing the tumor.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant 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 been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos 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 you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
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. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 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, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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