10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Mesothelioma Tests

If your doctor suspects that you may have mesothelioma, you’ll need to undergo tests to confirm the diagnosis. This can be a very stressful time and what happens next can be confusing. We’ve compiled a list of questions you can ask your doctor about mesothelioma tests based on information from Cancer Research UK.


Ask your doctor to explain what each test is and how each one will be conducted.

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Ask what the test results will tell the doctors.

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Ask if you can take anything before or after the test to relieve the pain.

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You may need to rest for a few days following certain tests.

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Some tests may require a surgical procedure and you may need to stay in the hospital until you are well enough to go home.

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This will depend on the type of test you’re having.

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It can be a difficult time waiting for test results, but the time can be made slightly easier if you know how long you have to wait.

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Can you have the tests locally or do you need to travel out of town?

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Ask your doctor if the test will establish if the mesothelioma can be treated and if so, how.

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