Firstly lets analyze the symptoms of Mesothelioma. It is far more likely to effect ex workers in asbestos factories than residential home owners who have had a bit of a scare removing asbestos fibre.
Secondly, symptoms of Mesothelioma may not appear up to 30 or 40 years after you have been exposed to asbestos.
The most common form of Mesothelioma is Pleural Mesothelioma which has the following symptoms:
Persistent dry or raspy cough; trouble swallowing; cough that produces blood; painful breathing; shortness of breath; chest or rib pain; night sweats/fever; and unexplained weight loss. Fatigue and lumps under the skin of the chest have also been reported in patients with pleural mesothelioma.
If you spent some time in your life exposed to asbestos and now have any of these symptoms then its time to go see a Mesothelioma Doctor for caution sake at least. You may simply have a common virus but Mesothelioma is so serious that you must be diagnosed to be certain.
Even if you don't display the above symptoms but have had exposure to asbestos in a working environment at some stage of your life, particularly the 1970's and 1980's then it's best to see a Mesothelioma Doctor at least once a year and receive a chest x-ray at the same time.
The result of pleural mesothelioma is pleural thickening which is a fluid build up between membrane layers and this will put pressure on the lungs resulting in respiratory problems.
Before choosing your mesothelioma doctor you may want to first find out their experience in dealing with Mesothelioma and how many cases they have handled and also if they take your insurance. You might be best to join a mesothelioma group first to get first hand experience of what practitioners they recommend.
It's a good idea to find a Mesothelioma Group anyway. In this way you can share so many experiences and also along with medical advice that they may have you'll also have a group that are almost certainly going to or have taken legal action or litigation against the many asbestos manufacturers that were around in the 70's and 80's and still are.
Incredibly the US passed a law in the 80's banning asbestos production but it was overturned in the 90's so that asbestos could still be manufactured in limited products. The sad thing is though that asbestos has been banned permanently in every other western country but now developing countries governments are buying it in quantities and using it in houses in impoverished areas.