Asbestos Cancer

Asbestos cancer kills thousands of Americans each year. Many asbestos cancer victims are not aware of the link between their exposure to asbestos and cancer.

Horrifyingly, the asbestos industry knew asbestos was a carcinogen for decades and did not warn or protect their employees from the risks posed by asbestos exposure. Learn more about asbestos cancer, the history of asbestos, and asbestos compensation and trusts set up for those injured by asbestos here at Asbestos Cancer.com.

Cancers Caused By Asbestos

Mesothelioma
A cancer of the thin membrane lining several organs and cavities within the body, the only known cause of malignant mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. The primary locations for this tumor is in the lining surrounding the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) and abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). More about mesothelioma.
Lung Cancer
The first cancer linked with asbestos, lung cancer resulting from asbestos exposure kills as many as 10,000 Americans each year. More about asbestos lung cancer.
Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, & Rectal Cancer
The colon is the lower part of the digestive system. The rectum is the last several inches of colon, leading up to the anus. The colon, rectum or both parts may suffer from malignacies. These cancers have been shown to have a higher incidence rate in people who were exposed to asbestos.
Laryngeal Cancer & Throat Cancer
Cancers arising out of the pharynx (throat) and larynx (voice box) have been associated with high levels of asbestos exposure.
Asbestosis
Although not a cancerous condition, asbestosis is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease caused by breathing in asbestos. This chronic and progressive condition is sometimes present before an asbestos cancer diagnosis. More about asbestosis.

Shipyard Asbestos

At its peak, 1.7 million workers were employed by U.S. Naval shipyards. Asbestos cladding and insulation was so widely used on ships that every one of these workers was likely exposed to asbestos. [High risk asbestos jobs.]

Asbestos Products

Since 1900, enough asbestos cement pipe has been manufactured to circle the earth more than 17 times. Asbestos has been used in everything from cigarette filters to mattresses, although the most common uses for asbestos over the last century been in materials for industrial and construction purposes. [Products that contain asbestos.]

Malignant Mesothelioma

Lung xray.Mesothelioma cancer is a tumor affecting the thin membranes lining some of the body's internal cavities and organs. An aggressive and deadly cancer, mesothelioma's only known cause is asbestos exposure, making it exceedingly preventable, had asbestos companies cared to try. [Mesothelioma asbestos cancer.]

Asbestos Cancer Clinical Trials

Interested in learning about new and novel treatments for asbestos cancer? Reading up on the latest clinical trials can be a good way to learn about the cutting edge in medical research. You may even find a program you and your physician think you could benefit from participating in. [Asbestos Cancer: Clinical Trials]

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Asbestos Cancer Lawyer

With a century of medical evidence, secret memos, and long-winded depositions, asbestos attorneys have their work cut out for them. Couple this with the task of finding specific job sites and products for each client, and it's clear to see why asbestos lawsuits are complex.

Asbestos lawyers who have been involved since the beginning have the experience and knowledge to aggressively try your case. [Asbestos Cancer Lawyers.]