Whether you show any symptoms of asbestos exposure or not, if you have been exposed to asbestos in the past, it’s important to get regular follow-ups with qualified medical professionals in the interest of early detection and intervention. Lung cancer and mesothelioma are commonly associated with asbestos exposure. However, there are a wide range of conditions that are associated with exposure to asbestos, including:
Although asbestos-related diseases are not usually treatable or curable, there are some measures doctors can take to protect individuals who have been exposed to asbestos:
Everyone who smokes should stop. It is even more important for victims with asbestos-related lung diseases to quit smoking, as smoking exacerbates the effects of asbestos exposure.
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