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Facts about Asbestosis

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Facts about Asbestosis Asbestosis, like mesothelioma, is a disease that could be avoided if it was possible to avoid asbestos fibers completely. Unfortunately, asbestos remains a ubiquitous part of America. It won't disappear anytime soon. Although many industrialized countries have banned asbestos, the United States is not one of those, preferring to just regulate a toxic [...]

Asbestos-Related Diseases and Smoking

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Asbestos-Related Diseases and Smoking Individually, asbestos exposure and smoking lead to the development of multiple cancers and diseases. Asbestos is closely associated with mesothelioma while smoking is often synonymous with lung cancer. Researchers determined that smoking and asbestos exposure collectively can increase the risk of asbestos-related diseases up to 90 percent in some cases, while having [...]

Asbestos Cancer

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Asbestos Cancer Inhaled asbestos can lodge itself in the body's organs, causing cells to mutate and become cancerous While the term "asbestos cancer” most often refers to mesothelioma, a number of other cancers are associated with asbestos exposure. Lung cancer, for example, is a direct result of asbestos exposure, and some studies have suggested an association [...]

Asbestos Cancer Facts and Statistics

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Asbestos Cancer Facts and Statistics An asbestos-related cancer is any cancer that can be caused by asbestos exposure. Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed asbestos-related cancer in the United States, affecting about 4,800 people each year. Mesothelioma is the second-most diagnosed cancer caused by asbestos. It affects about 3,000 people in the U.S. each year [...]

Breast Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Breast Cancer and Asbestos Exposure One in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the second-most common cancer among women. While some men get the disease, women are 100 times more likely to be diagnosed with it . The cancer may originate in either the part of the breast that [...]

Colorectal Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Colorectal Cancer and Asbestos Exposure Exposure to asbestos has been clearly linked to the development of multiple diseases, but colorectal cancer has not definitively been included in this category. This cancer, defined as a disease of the large intestine or rectum, is considered one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Researchers [...]

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Asbestos Exposure The relationship between asbestos exposure and gastrointestinal cancer has historically been vague. Some studies demonstrate weak links while more recent reports show a causal relationship between the toxic mineral asbestos and this common cancer. Gastrointestinal cancer is the accepted term for a group of cancers that are contained within the digestive [...]

Leukemia and Asbestos Exposure

By | January 21st, 2013|Categories: asbestos|

Leukemia and Asbestos Exposure The term "leukemia" refers to a cancer that affects a patient's blood and bone marrow. This cancer occurs most commonly in men and women over 66 years of age. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Center estimated that approximately 43,050 people were diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, which is consistent with annual estimates [...]