In many cases, a diagnosis of mesothelioma from fluid is inconclusive. Given this fact, surgery becomes a necessary next step in confirming and staging mesothelioma.
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What’s the problem?
Surgical procedures involved in the treatment and diagnosis of mesothelioma are divided into three main categories:
- Diagnostic surgery – In order to validate a mesothelioma diagnosis, diagnostic surgery is required. The procedure requires tissue removal from the affected area for examination by a histopathologist. Once thoroughly tested, the histopathologist is able to determine the type of mesothelioma and the appropriate treatments that will be needed.
- Curative surgery – These procedures are performed with “curative intent.” Their goal is removal of all gross disease, with the knowledge that microscopic disease will most likely remain. Adjuvant therapy (another form of treatment in addition to the primary therapy) is typically aimed at eliminating residual disease.
- Palliative surgery – is similar to curative in that it is conducted to remove cancerous tissue. It is conducted on patients in whom the mesothelioma cancer has advanced beyond the point that it is considered curable; the purpose of the surgery is to relieve difficult symptoms.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
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