A diagnosis of mesothelioma typically occurs within six months after a patient first visits their doctor concerning breathing difficulties or pain in the chest or abdomen. The initial step is to furnish an accurate and complete history of all medical problems, including current health issues, past problems, and a detailed description of the
patient’s current symptoms.
At this stage, it is critical to mention any asbestos exposure that may have occurred in the past. If the doctor is aware that such exposure has occurred, he or she can be sure to consider the possibility of a
disease related to asbestos, which can expedite a diagnosis.