Assistance for Veterans: Desert Pacific Healthcare Network
The contact information for VISN 22: Desert Pacific Healthcare Network is 5901 E. 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90822 Phone: (562) 826-5963. The facilities provide healthcare services to veterans.
Learn more about the dangers of asbestos exposure and decide if you should be tested. Read each of the subsequent items for the most significant characteristics of individuals who may be at risk for asbestos exposure:
Certain illnesses 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 main indicators of asbestos-related diseases are coughing, coughing blood, shortness of breath, chest pain and weight loss. Unfortunately, these symptoms of contact with asbestos can appear up to 25 years after primary exposure. Annual or even semi-annual asbestos detection tests are recommended.
- Those with breathing problems
- Those with prolonged exposure to asbestos
- Anyone who thinks they have had extended exposure to asbestos
- Immediate family members of people who have worked in asbestos-related industries, even if the person who worked with asbestos has no evident exposure signs or breathing problems
It is important to seek medical council if you think that you have been exposed to asbestos. Initial testing is an x-ray (side and front view of your chest.) Added tests may include a pulmonary function test, blood work, a CT scan and/or biopsy.
Exposure to asbestos can significantly affect your health. Weitz & Luxenberg understands this and can provide assistance. For a free consultation, fill out the form below.
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