If a patient has symptoms that may indicate mesothelioma, the doctor conducts a physical examination to check for tumors or other suspicious signs. Your doctor may order a chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) of the chest or abdomen. Based on the results, additional diagnostic procedures for the detection of mesothelioma and other diseases can be assigned. A biopsy is a procedure of removing a small portion of tissue for laboratory testing, this is the only way to determine the diagnosis of mesothelioma.
Depending on the area of the body affected, the doctor chooses the correct procedure for a biopsy, which can be performed using fine needle biopsy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, thoracotomy or laparotomy. The tissue sample is analyzed under a microscope whether the abnormal tissue of mesothelioma and what cells are involved. tumor type determines the treatment plan mesothelioma in Israel.
After confirming the diagnosis of mesothelioma, to help determine the stage of cancer, performed a chest radiograph, CT of the chest and abdomen, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET). The doctor determines individually what tests are most appropriate for the patient. Not all patients are in need of each test. Once the stage of the cancer is determined by the pleura - appointed effective treatment of mesothelioma in Israel.
# Stage I mesothelioma is considered localized cancer, if the tumor is limited to one part of the chest.
at the II stage of mesothelioma may have spread beyond the breast to the mucous membrane of the diaphragm or the lung.
# III stage of mesothelioma can spread to other structures in the chest and may involve nearby lymph nodes.
in stage IV mesothelioma, the cancer metastasizes to distant areas of the body such as brain, liver, lymph nodes and other places in the breast.