Talking to your doctor about any past asbestos exposure is very important. It is not uncommon that the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases are mistaken for other respiratory conditions, and without the proper work and exposure history, your doctor may not detect symptoms before it is too late.
Did you know that, every year, about 3,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer? Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable disease that develops after exposure to asbestos. Once asbestos is inhaled or swallowed by an individual, the microscopic fibers are able to penetrate different areas of the body, which can lead to the development of fatal tumors over time.