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Patients with asbestos-related esophagus cancer will always have an underlying disease such as asbestosis or pleural effusion, even if they don't show symptoms or it was overlooked in the diagnosis phase
1 Year survival rate
5 Year survival rate
10 Year survival rate
Occupational exposure to asbestos for long periods may lead to esophagus cancer. How does it happen?
People would inhale airborne asbestos fibers while working with the mineral.
Asbestos fibers can also be found in contaminated foods or water.
Esophageal cancer can be cured in up to 50% of cases when it is discovered in its early stages. Look out for symptoms!
Involuntary Weight Loss
Worsening Indigestion or Heartburn
Coughing or Hoarseness
Chest Pain, Pressure or Burning
Esophageal carcinoma affects more than 450,000 people worldwide.
1 in 125 men
will develop esophageal cancer
67 is the median age of diagnosis
caused by esophageal cancer
diagnosed every year
7th most common cause of cancer death among men
Stage I Tumor is smaller than 2 cm
Stage II Cancer has grown into the main muscle
Stage III Cancer has grown through the muscle wall
Stage IV Cancer has spread to distant lymph nodes or to other organs
Five times more common in men than in women
Estimate Treatment Costs
Surgical Treatment Option
Endoscopic mucosal resection
Esophagus cancer patients represented by Environmental Litigation Group received an average amount of $61, 128 from asbestos trust funds.
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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible