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How should I prepare for the first diagnostic appointment?

Most of the patients make an appointment with their doctor a few months after they observe the first symptoms of the disease like chest pain or shortness of breath. Therefore, they need to be well-prepared for the consult in order to get the right diagnosis as soon as possible.

Keep in mind the following pieces of advice:

  • make sure to bring all the necessary documents like ID and insurance card
  • consider that you will spend at least 30 minutes at your doctor’s office
  • try to remember if you took any medication recently and most importantly if you have been exposed to asbestos

We wanted a resource where people who are looking for better help can find it, because one of the issues that I have found is that the diagnosis takes a little bit, some people don’t know if they are diagnosed or not. This is something that it is important enough, that is why I wanted to put the information together.