An accurate diagnosis is the key to providing the highest level of care possible for mesothelioma or pleural disease.
Diagnosing mesothelioma can be difficult because symptoms of the disease are similar to many other conditions. At Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, our specialists have extensive experience diagnosing and treating these complex conditions, and employ the latest tests and tools to provide you with a timely, accurate diagnosis. Your physician will discuss with you and help identify whether or not you have been exposed to asbestos. Then, a series of diagnostic tests, a complete medical history and a thorough physical exam will be performed.