As for the symptoms associated with pleural mesothelioma, symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma can be relatively difficult to describe. Considering the rarity of the disease, the doctors may not suspect the disease of the patient on their first visit.
To diagnose peritoneal mesothelioma, it is necessary to make a series of examinations and tests, the primary doctor of the patient may start with a review of the medical history of the patient and physical examinations. From there, it can apply for any type of examination of scanning so as to be able to visualize the internal part of the body of the patient. A CT scan and an mri are quite common in the process of patient diagnosis.
IF the reviews of the scan revealed a growth in the places in which potentially the peritoneal mesothelioma can develop, an oncologist may send samples of the lesion to a laboratory to examine the presence of malignant cells. If the cases confirm the presence of mesothelioma, the doctor in charge of the patient may make the diagnosis official. On average, the entire process to confirm the disease (from the time at which the patient reports the early symptoms until it is delivered to the diagnosis end) takes about 122 days.