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What is the chance of getting mesothelioma when exposed to asbestos?
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Dr. James Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Increased
It depends on the type of exposure and amount of asbestos you were exposed to.
Certainly asbestos is linked with mesothelioma and the risk increases if you also smoke more details can be found at this link. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/asbestos.

In brief: Increased
It depends on the type of exposure and amount of asbestos you were exposed to.
Certainly asbestos is linked with mesothelioma and the risk increases if you also smoke more details can be found at this link. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/risk/asbestos.
Dr. James Gulley
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
People with an asbestos work history can develop mesothelioma after a period of about 30-40 years.
The lifetime risk is as high up to 10% chance of developing mesothelioma. In addition, there is a risk of other lung cancers developing too.

In brief: Depends
People with an asbestos work history can develop mesothelioma after a period of about 30-40 years.
The lifetime risk is as high up to 10% chance of developing mesothelioma. In addition, there is a risk of other lung cancers developing too.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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