Diagnosing mesothelioma

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Is a biopsy necessary?

Diagnosing mesothelioma

If a possible site for mesothelioma cancer cells is identified, a biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of mesothelioma. In a biopsy, a surgeon or a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer--an medical oncologist--removes a sample of tissue for examination under a microscope by a pathologist.

   

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