Priority 9 from the Mesothelioma PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does an annual chest x-ray and/or CT scan and medical examination in high-risk occupations (e.g. carpenters, plumbers, electricians, shipyard workers) lead to earlier diagnosis of mesothelioma? (JLA PSP Priority 9)
Overall ranking 9
JLA question ID 0025/9 
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP
Evidence No systematic reviews or studies identified
Health Research Classification System category Cancer
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What are the other individual clinical factors associated with asbestos exposure that increase risk of mesothelioma development? ~ Would it be pertinent to screen ex workers and their families who have been exposed to aspestos? ~ Can I have an exam to see if I have mesothelioma?  Where would I get this done, who do I ask, as we all lived together in the same house and not my mother, father and brothers have all died there is only me left
Comparison Diagnostics
Submitted by Health Professional x2 ~ Bereaved
Outcomes to be measured Diagnosis
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0025
PSP name Mesothelioma
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 53  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 December 2014