Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases: Tests
Asbestos-related lung diseases are diseases that develop from exposure to asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a that, at one time, was widely used in many industries.
Tests for Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases
Your doctor will diagnose an asbestos-related lung disease based on your past exposure to asbestos, your symptoms, a physical exam, and test results.
Your primary care doctor, such as a family doctor or internist, may provide ongoing care if you have an asbestos-related lung disease. Other specialists also may be involved in your care, including a:Pulmonologist. This is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating lung diseases. Radiologist. This is a doctor who is specially trained to supervise x-ray tests and look at x-ray pictures. Surgeon or oncologist. An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating . The surgeon or oncologist may take a sample from your to study under a microscope. Pathologist. A pathologist is a doctor who specializes in identifying diseases by studying and under a microscope. A pathologist may study your sample…