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Asbestos cancers and deaths, how can it be?

Asbestos cancers and deaths, how can it be?

Restate question: Asbestos exposure is a risk for mesothelioma, a fatal disease of the tissue surrounding the lung. Please restate you question. I would be glad to try to answer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How long could asbestos take to give you cancer?

How long could asbestos take to give you cancer?

About 30 years: The incubation period is variable, on average it is about 30 years. However it can cause other lung diseases, e.g. Fibrosis much sooner than that. ...Read more

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Will being exposed to asbestos a few times from remodeling a house cause me to get some sort of cancer ? I've read that even one exposure is bad.

Will being exposed to asbestos a few times from remodeling a house cause me to get some sort of cancer ? I've read that even one exposure is bad.

Cancer risk: Asbestos is only one factor that may lead to lung damage and possibly cancer. The body can't eliminate the fibers, so the risk persists a long time, but if you don't smoke or do other things that elevate risk, it is far from certain that cancer will ever develop. ...Read more

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How many exposures to asbestos does it take for it to be harmful enough to cause cancer? 1 exposure years ago probably wouldn't cause any ill effect

How many exposures to asbestos does it take for it to be harmful enough to cause cancer?
1 exposure years ago probably wouldn't cause any ill effect

See answer: Exposure to asbestos for just a few days has caused mesothelioma . If you were working in an area with asbestos dust and you were not wearing a special fitted respirator you are at risk. In the U.S. levels of asbestos exposure are strictly regulated. See: http://bit.ly/1Kmjxoz and http://1.usa.gov/1RWiJcu ...Read more

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What are the risk of childhood asbestos exposure? I was exposed to asbestos as a child. I'm now a middle-aged adult. Is there a risk i'll develop cancer?

Yes: Depending on the amount of exposure, you can be at risk of developing cancer as an adult from your childhood asbestos exposure. Please discuss this further with your doctor for surveillance. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cancer be caused from asbestos?

Can thyroid cancer be caused from asbestos?

No: Thyroid tumors are associated with a stimulatory factor arising in the pituitary. Asbestos causes problems when the dust arising from the handling of asbestos gets into the respiratory tract. Under this situation many so exposed develop mesothelisoma of the lining of the lung totally unassociated with thyroid cancer which can also arise in early age from exposure of to H&N radiation. ...Read more

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Can asbestos be removed from the lungs before it causes cancer?

No: There is no current technique that can remove asbestos from the body after exposure, other than the body's natural immune and clearance system. ...Read more

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Can asbestos exposure cause thyroid cancer?

Can asbestos exposure cause thyroid cancer?

Mesothelioma (lung): No doubt. Asbestos exposure - especially long term - causes mesothelioma. It is not safe and harms health in many ways, but there is no established connection to any of the thyroid cancers. Here's a related link: http://scottieleemeyers.Com/2012/01/05/post-office-employees-battle-thyroid-cancer/ best wishes for your health. ...Read more

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Dr. Beatrice Taylor
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Asbestos (Definition)

Asbestos is a silicate mineral that was used extensively in construction as insulation for buildings. It was later found to cause lung disease in humans, and is no longer used in construction. However, the demolition of old building continues to put some people at risk of ...Read more