Identifying a mesothelioma-injury or other asbestos cancer

It often takes many years for a mesothelioma-injury to develop before a diagnosis can be made. It starts when a person is exposed to a high concentration of asbestos particles.
If that person continually stays in that atmosphere without protection, he or she can develop a lung or other organ cancer.

Asbestos particles get stuck in the lining around the lungs and some stay there forever. This causes scarring in the lungs and other organs. Eventually cancer can develop and spread. Mesothelioma is often called the asbestos cancer. This is a life-threatening cancer that moves quickly through the lungs and other organs.

mesothelioma testing

It’s a good idea to get regular checkups, but it’s important to get chest x-rays and other mesothelioma testing if you have been remodeling older homes for a few years.

lung spots
If you have been in dusty environments without proper masks, then you could have early signs of lung impairment.

lung scarring

Asbestos particles are microscopic, so you can’t see or feel them. They attach to the lining of the lungs and our bodies try to contain the problem by putting scars around them.

Many asbestos particles will be expelled through our breath, but some will stay and cause real problems. It’s also extremely important that you don’t smoke if you have a mesothelioma-injury because this will lower your healing mechanism causing the cancer to proliferate.

Here is a case of mesothelioma where the lower left lung is full of cancer. This is advanced cancer and the victim usually dies within months.

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