If you believe that you have been exposed to asbestos, even many years ago, and you have symptoms of mesothelioma, it is important that you consult a doctor to determine if you have the disease. Technology is improving, and now there is a blood test that shows the markers for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is also tested by scans and biopsies. Early detection of mesothelioma is very important. Treatments in the early stages of mesothelioma have a much higher success rate than treatments of later stages.
When diagnosing a patient with mesothelioma, doctors will analyze the stage of the disease in the patient. There are four stages of mesothelioma. The earliest stage of mesothelioma is called stage one and the most developed stage of mesothelioma is stage four.