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Until recently in our nation's history, many people have worked with asbestos, and lived in houses containing it, not realizing the dangers they faced.

Until recently in our nation's history, many people have worked with asbestos, and lived in houses containing it, not realizing the dangers they faced. Unfortunately, the number of life-threatening conditions were almost exclusively related to asbestos exposure. The most common diseases related to asbestos include:

Mesothelioma: This is a rare but aggressive form of cancer that attacks the mesothelium, a protective coating that covers the lungs, heart and other internal organs. Currently there are no reasons for mesothelioma was found except for exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, mesothelioma usually do not show symptoms early on. By the time it is diagnosed, it may be too late for treatment to be fully effective.

That's no reason for people with this diagnosis to give up hope, however. Each case is different and some people with this diagnosis have lived for many years or decades longer. More information about mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment can be found here.

Asbestos Cancer: When inhaled, asbestos fibers can lodge in the lungs, causing irritation initially and eventually causes scar tissue to build. Over time, the state could deteriorate into one of several different asbestos-related cancer. Mesothelioma and lung cancer are the two most widely accepted cancer to asbestos, but they are not only disease associated with this condition.

Click here to learn more about asbestos-related cancers, including their symptoms and treatment.

Lung cancer: Lung cancer is painful and dangerous disease, which can be difficult to treat. Although most people associate with lung cancer tobacco, he may actually have a couple of reasons. Asbestos is one of the most common cause of lung cancer, especially among asbestos workers who also smoke. To learn more about asbestos-related lung cancer, its symptoms and its treatment, click here.

Asbestosis: Asbestosis chronic condition that can result when asbestos fibers are collected in the lungs and begin to form scar tissue. This causes a persistent shortness of breath, decreased ability for physical activity, and increased risk of developing cancer of asbestos.



  Publication date: 16 June, 2010





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