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ASBESTOSIS – A chronic respiratory condition directly attributable to asbestos exposure. Can cause internal respiratory damage that will limit lung function. (See Mesothelioma)
ASBESTOS CANCER – General term for cancers either directly attributable or partly attributable to asbestos exposure. (See Mesothelioma)
ASBESTOS LUNG CANCER – Attributed to asbestos exposure. (See Mesothelioma)
MESOTHELIOMA – The most deadly of asbestos-related health complications. Caused by asbestos fibers which lodge in the mesothelial lining of the body’s internal organs, most commonly in the lungs. There is no known cure for mesothelioma. The only recognized cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, though other factors such as smoking can make the disease more or less likely in some individuals.
OVARIAN CANCER – The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often common and vague, which makes it difficult to diagnose. There is no effective early detection method for ovarian cancer, and only about half of women survive longer than five years after diagnosis. – University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center