The first appointment with your doctors usually involves discussion of symptoms, occupational and medical history review, basic physical exam.
If you have been exposed to asbestos, the occupational history might help your doctor understand what is the risk of getting mesothelioma. However, you should know that it is impossible to make a certain diagnosis at the first consultation because it has to be confirmed by a biopsy. Moreover, mesothelioma is not the first affection that comes to the doctor’s mind and you might have to discuss with a specialist and undergo several tests in order to receive the right diagnosis.
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.