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Types Of Asbestos That Cause Mesothelioma Asbestosis And Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a very serious disease. Not an easy answer and depends on a number of factors (time and stage at diagnosis, age, surgical operability, other medical issues) 5year survival has been quoted between 5-10%; One international study found 21 month survival w Stage 1 to 12 months w Stage 4. Consider a team approach w surgeon, radiation & medical oncology, pathology, and radiology ...Read more
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
What are the negative effects of breathing sawdust? Lung Cancer and mesothelioma? Copd? Or just temporary irritation(cough, shortness of breath, etc)?
Sawdust : all those things you list are possibilities with long term inhalation ...Read more
Found out today wood dust is carcinogenic. So why is sawdust treated so nonchalantly unlike asbestos dust? Worried about getting lung cancer now
Pressure treated: Saw dust from regular wood is not dangerous, except if some one happens to be allergic to it. Pressure treated wood has chemicals that may be carcinogenic. See this site for more information. http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/reregistration/cca/cca_consumer_safety.htm ...Read more
Short answer...: No. While asbestos increases the risk of lung cancer, most exposed individuals don't get lung cancer or any of the other problems linked to asbestos. Think of it like this, most traffic deaths occur in people in cars, but most people who drive/ride in cars don't die in accidents. Not the perfect analogy, but it helps convey the difference between exposure to a risk factor and getting the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At desk at work and work in ceiling was being done. Dust was in air and exposed for that day.Not sure if asbestos, etc? Risk of lung cancer from this?
No not at all!: Asbestos can contribute a small risk to developing Cancer but the amount of exposure has to be life long before you can think about that complication. A few days of dust exposure to you would not have any such risk. So you can relax and not worry about this problem. Go for a daily walk if you want to keep your body healthy and free of diseases. ...Read more
Asbestos can cause mesothelioma and asbestosis, but how common are those diseases in those heavily exposed?
Asbestos: asbestosis is fairly common in people who have sufficient exposure. Mesothelioma is very rare and takes about 50 years from the exposure to the onset of the cancer. I average diagnosing about 1 lung cancer a week but only find mesothelioma about 1 case every 3 years or so to give you an idea. ...Read more
Does all lung cancer types cause the clubbed fingers? My dad diagnosed 4 weeks ago and he has the clubbed fingers. Tysvm
Clubbing is linked: To adenocarcinoma of the lung, and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy, but it is not specfic. There are infections, heart and lung cancers that also cause clubbing. Small cell and squamous cancers are less likely to have these findings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the lining of the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, abdominal pain, and weight loss. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Most people exposed to asbestos, however, do not develop mesothelioma. Rather, they are at much higher risk of cancer of ...Read more
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