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How is malignant mesothelioma diagnosed?

Because the symptoms of malignant mesothelioma resemble that of many other conditions, diagnosis is not always easy. However, talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms that concern you. Your doctor will perform a biopsy to check for cancer in your tissue and to determine the severity of the disease.

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