ASBESTOS-RELATED LUNG CANCER
Symptoms of abestos-related lung cancer can take decades to appear
April 19, 2010 – Once a person has been exposed to asbestos, many factors affect their susceptibility for developing asbestos-related lung cancer.
The degree to which a person has been exposed to asbestos, for one, and the regularity of exposures, for another, will both influence a person’s likelihood for developing asbestos-related lung cancer.
Another factor for developing asbestos-related lung cancer is lifestyle. Smokers with a lung condition prior to exposure are at a greater risk for developing asbestos-related lung cancer: first, because their respiratory system is already burdened with another condition, and second, because of the combined effects of smoking and asbestos exposure multiply the risk.
Symptoms of sbestos-related lung cancer
Asbestos-related lung cancer is difficult to diagnose because it can take decades before the first symptoms appear.
Some of the more common symptoms of asbestos-related lung cancer include:
- Persistent coughing
- Chest pain
- Blood in sputum
- Weight loss
- Decreased appetite
- Headaches, and
- General fatigue.
While these symptoms can indicate the presence of asbestos-related lung cancer, they are not conclusive. A retired worker experiencing the above symptoms is advised to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
If the diagnosis is positive for asbestos-related lung cancer, an asbestos cancer lawyer, skilled in representing asbestos claims for injured workers, is also advised. Lung cancer linked to a worksite exposure to asbestos warrants the filing of asbestos claims.
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