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Relevant contact information for McClellan Outpatient Clinic is 5342 Dudley Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95652 Phone: (800) 382-8387 or (916) 561-7400.
Read on to find out about who may be at risk for asbestos exposure. Read each of the bullet points below for the most common characteristics of individuals who may be at risk for asbestos exposure:
- People with breathing problems
- Individuals with extended exposure to asbestos
- People who think they have had ongoing exposure to asbestos
- Immediate family members of individuals who have worked in asbestos-related industries, even if the individual who worked with asbestos has no evident exposure signs or irregular breathing patterns
In general, there is a group of diseases that are associated with asbestos exposure: lung cancer, 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), and pleural plaque and thickening (scarring of the lining of the lung). The warning signs of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, the tangible symptoms of asbestos exposure can appear up to 25 years after primary exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
It is a necessity to see a doctor if you think that you have been exposed to asbestos. Other ways of testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Additional tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy. At times, medical professionals may speak a language puzzling to the average person. As a patient, you should be sure to question your medical professional about your state. If you don't understand your doctor, request that he put it in plain words so you can better comprehend. Weitz & Luxenberg is a proponent of the idea that all those who have participated in the United States Armed orces should receive the benefits they deserve. This includes compensation for potentially fatal diseases such as mesothelioma.
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