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Diagnosing Mesothelioma: X-rays

More and more people are being diagnosed with different types of lung cancers each year. Mesothelioma, in particular, is being seen in workers and others who were negligently exposed to asbestos many years ago. In most cases, the symptoms of mesothelioma did not appear in these patients until several decades after they were exposed to asbestos. Exposure may occur in a variety of ways, but the inhalation or ingestion of the asbestos fibers is what makes asbestos such a deadly substance.

These fibers damage and scar the inside of the lungs, causing cancer to develop and potentially spread to other parts of the body. Doctors have various methods for diagnosing mesothelioma, including:

  • CT scans
  • Biopsies
  • MRIs
  • X-rays

X-rays allow doctors to view the internal organs by creating images of the interior of the body. X-rays are not only used for diagnosing cancer, but are common for determining whether or not a person has broken a bone. Thanks to advanced modern technology, the images created by x-rays are more detailed than ever before, allowing doctors to get an accurate idea of what is taking place inside of the body.

X-rays do not involve any kind of surgical procedure, making it a simple and painless way for doctors to examine our bodies. Some people, however, may have a reaction to the x-ray. Consult with your doctor before undergoing any kind of x-ray. Pregnant women or women who are nursing should not be exposed to x-rays. Other patients who have a weak immune system due to diabetes or other illnesses may have to undergo a different kind of x-ray.

Visit your doctor to be examined if you believe that you were exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers in the past.

Contact an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you were negligently exposed to asbestos because of someone else’s negligence, contact a mesothelioma lawyer immediately to learn more about your legal rights. Speak with the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-781-3955.

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