Diagnosis of Mesothelioma Cancer

Diagnosis of  Mesothelioma cancer  involves the Biopsy that is a pathological examination of a sample tissue , taken from the cancer’s affected area. If you want to get the detail of Mesothelioma Cancer then just visit this page; what is Mesothelioma Cancer?

Normally the diagnosis of this cancer begins with the physical examination of patient. The physicians also collect the detail about patient, for this reason they demand previous medical reports of patient.

In order to get an idea about the extent and area of cancer, the doctors may go for X-ray, CT scan, MRI and some other imaging techniques. These tests may help the doctor in determining the cause of Mesothelioma cancer.

Further examination includes:


In case of Pleural Mesothelioma , the doctor suggest this test . In this test , the complete  examination of chest cavity is done with the mean of a special kind of instrument named as thoracoscope. First  a doctor made a cut into chest wall and then insert this instrument into the chest between two ribs. In order to minimize the pain and discomfort of patient, this test is administered in hospital just after giving a a local anesthetic or painkiller to the patient.

When the doctors see the fluid accumulation in the chest then they drain it with the mean of a needle and  gentle suction  and this whole process is implies as thoracentesis.


When the patient is suffered from Peritoneal Mesothelioma cancer then the physician used peritoneoscope, a special tool to look inside the abdomen. This tool is inserted into abdomen by making an opening.  This test is conducted by doctor in the hospital after giving the patient a local anesthetic.

Incase the abdomen is filled with fluid then the doctor remove this fluid through a process named as paracentesis.  This process includes putting a needle into abdomen and using gentle suction to remove the fluid.


This test is performed when the abnormal tissue growth is found. Normally, this test is accompanied with thoracoscopy or peritoneoscopy. The Doctor removes a small amount of tissue and then this sample is examined by a Pathologist under microscope.

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