Doctors typically formulate a mesothelioma diagnosis within three to six months of a patient’s first consultation. Often, patients will first visit their general physician to discuss breathing problems and chest or abdominal pain. The primary doctor will typically take the first steps of the diagnostic process, after which a patient may see a pulmonologist for further testing. If a cancer specialist’s advice is necessary to arrive at a diagnosis, the patient may be referred to an oncologist.
After receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, a patient has many things to consider. The Mesothelioma Center offers a complimentary packet that includes information on the nation’s leading mesothelioma doctors, treatments and financial aid options. To receive an informational packet tailored to your specific diagnosis, please fill out the form below.