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Types of Asbestos Lung Cancer

There are two main types of asbestos lung cancer: small-cell (SCLC) and non-small cell (NSCLC). Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common, accounting for 80% of all cases. It is also less aggressive, with more treatment options and a better...

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Asbestos and Ovarian Cancer

Although scientific data is limited, several studies have reported an increased mortality rate among women with ovarian cancer who have experienced occupational asbestos exposure in the past – specifically, amphibole forms of asbestos. So far, no...

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What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a disease that involves the slow, chronic scarring of lung tissue (specifically, the parenchymal tissue of the lungs). Asbestosis is caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust or fibers, and is most common among workers who have...

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Latency Period of Mesothelioma

Latency refers to the period of time between asbestos exposure and a definitive diagnosis for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has a decades-long latency period, which can make early diagnosis difficult. Latency periods can be longer if the asbestos...

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Veterans and Mesothelioma

Exposure to toxic materials containing asbestos is a common occurrence in military service. Because of this, there is a greater incidence of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases among military veterans than in the general public. In...

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Cancer Risk from Asbestos Exposure

The US Department of Health and Human Services and the EPA recognize asbestos as a known carcinogen. Exposure to asbestos increases the risk of certain cancers, namely mesothelioma and lung cancer. Mesothelioma is found in the membranes lining...

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