A 54-year-old member asked:
If you are exposed to asbestos does it guarantee that you will develop mesothelioma?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Mesothelioma&asbesto: Exposure does not mean you will automatically develop mesothelioma.Not everyone who smokes gets lung cancer.Developing cancer is related to exposure and genetic factors in the individual.Everyones cancer is unique to them.Asbestos and smoking does increase the risk of developing mesothelioma. If the asbesto was not airborne than there really is no risk of inhaling any of the fibers..
Answered on Dec 11, 2017
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