Medical history and physical examination, to include review of possible asbestos exposures
X-Ray of chest and abdomen
Pulmonary function testing
CAT scan, provides cross-sectional pictures of the body
MRI, a procedure in which radio waves and a powerful magnet linked to a computer are used to create detailed pictures of areas inside the body. These pictures can show the difference between normal and diseased tissue.
Thorascopic biopsy (a small incision is made in the chest wall and tissue is obtained for testing)
Positron emission tomography (PET scan), is good in detecting the spread of the cancer