Asbestosis and asbestos exposure

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Asbestosis patients have a high chance of survival as long as they regularly undergo screening tests for mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related disease which might co-occur.

Deaths from asbestosis

Year: 2014


Year: 2014


Death reports that mention asbestosis without mesothelioma

Death reports that specifically state asbestosis as a cause of death

Occupational exposure to asbestos for long periods may lead to asbestosis. How does it happen?


While working with asbestos, people would inhale its toxic fibers.

Gallbladder cancer can be cured in up to 90% of people when it is discovered in its early stages. Look out for symptoms!

Weight Loss
Apetite Loss
Chest Pain
Shortness of Breath
Chest Tightness

X-rays are not a foolproof screening test: early stage lung cancer was detected in asbestosis patients via X-rays in only 71% of cases. A sputum cytology and a CT scan should be used alongside this test for reliable results.

Asbestosis is 19 times more common in
Caucasian People

Asbestosis and Asbestos Exposure

79 is the median age
of diagnosis

Asbestosis and Asbestos Exposure

1396 new cases
are diagnosed yearly

Asbestosis and Asbestos Exposure

Smoking cessation reduces asbestosis patients' risk of developing lung cancer.

What exactly is asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory and scarring disease affecting the tissue of the lungs. People with this condition may experience severe shortness of breath and are at increased risk for certain cancers, including lung cancer and, less commonly, mesothelioma. Asbestosis specifically refers to fibrosis within the lung tissue from asbestos, and not to scarring around the outside of the lungs.

Asbestosis and Asbestos Exposure

Patients who have asbestosis are 7 times more likely to develop

Occupational Disease Fatalities

General colon cancer prognosis

Asbestos caused colon cancer prognosis

The average latency period of asbestosis is 27 years

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