To diagnose asbestos-related disease, your healthcare provider will ask you about your symptoms and asbestos exposure. Your provider will then perform a physical exam, including:

What other tests might I need?

Your provider may recommend further testing to see your lungs in more detail:

  • CT scan.
  • Bronchoscopy, passing a thin tube down your airway and into your lungs to get detailed images.
  • Lung or pleural biopsy, taking a small sample of lung tissue to check for signs of disease.

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