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Could you have been exposed to asbestos? Read the following to see if you fall under a category at risk. The following is a list of those with heightened danger of developing an asbestos-related disease:
- Those with breathing problems
- Those with prolonged exposure to asbestos
- Individuals who think they have had extended exposure to asbestos
- Immediate family members of individuals who have worked in asbestos-related fields, even if the individual who worked with asbestos has no obvious signs of exposure or breathing problems
The following are the ailments which have been linked to asbestos exposure: Asbestosis (a serious, chronic, non cancerous fibrous hardening and scarring of the lungs), mesothelioma (a cancer of the thin membranes lining the thoracic and abdominal cavities and surrounding internal organs), pleural plaque and thickening (scarring of the lining of the lung) and lung cancer. The warning signs of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, the detectable symptoms of asbestos exposure can appear up to 25 years after initial exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
It is a necessity to seek a professional opinion if you think that you have been exposed to asbestos. Initial testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Supplementary tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. Physicians may speak a language unclear to the average person. You should not hesitate to ask your doctor about your state. If you don't understand your doctor, ask her to put it in plain words so you can better get the picture. Weitz & Luxenberg supports the notion that all those who have participated in the United States Armed orces should receive the services they deserve. This includes compensation for deadly diseases such as lung cancer.
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