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Can lung nodules be caused by exposure to asbestos?

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Dr. Sameer Gupta
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Asbestos & plaques

Exposure to asbestos can commonly cause pleural plaques (nodules in the lining of the lung).
Cancer of this lining (mesothelioma) is also associated with asbestos exposure (less common than pleural plaques).

In brief: Asbestos & plaques

Exposure to asbestos can commonly cause pleural plaques (nodules in the lining of the lung).
Cancer of this lining (mesothelioma) is also associated with asbestos exposure (less common than pleural plaques).
Dr. Sameer Gupta
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Lung nodules tend to be the result of either infectious processes or tumors (benign or malignant).
Asbestos exposure usually results in calcificiation along the lining of the lungs (called pleural plaques) or scarring of the lungs (called asbestosis).

In brief: Unlikely

Lung nodules tend to be the result of either infectious processes or tumors (benign or malignant).
Asbestos exposure usually results in calcificiation along the lining of the lungs (called pleural plaques) or scarring of the lungs (called asbestosis).
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Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Sometimes

The most common diseases related to asbestos exposure involve the lining of the lung.
However asbestos exposure can result in lung nodules.

In brief: Sometimes

The most common diseases related to asbestos exposure involve the lining of the lung.
However asbestos exposure can result in lung nodules.
Dr. Nathaniel Evans III
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