Mesothelioma Questions

How is Asbestosis Treated?

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Asbestosis has no known cure. The treatments available are to minimize the discomfort of the symptoms. There are three main treatment options. 1. Traditional Therapies – the common medical treatments, including: Oxygen supplementation for the shortness of breath, Surgery to remove tumors or malignancies that are a result of asbestos exposure. Removing these can reduce […]

How is Asbestosis Diagnosed?

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Asbestosis can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms can take several decades before showing up. Also due to the poor record keeping and regulations from the construction industry years ago, it’s hard for people to be able to identify and prove exposure to asbestos. So how is it possible to correctly diagnose the condition? […]

What is Asbestosis?

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Asbestosis is a respiratory disease caused by exposure to and inhalation of asbestos fibers. Also called Idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis, asbestosis affects the parenchymal tissue of the lungs, and is characterized by symptoms such as dyspnea, or shortness of breath, and an increased risk in developing different types of lung cancer. In fact, mesothelioma is a […]