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Will I get mesothelioma if I worked with asbestos?

Not every person who is exposed to asbestos gets mesothelioma but you should know that all the patients diagnosed with this disease have actually made contact with asbestos. Also, the exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma.

It has been estimated that almost 30 million Americans have been exposed to asbestos but only about 3000 patients are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year.

However, if you worked with asbestos and you want to know if you are sick or not, you can undergo an X-rays test to see if there is any abnormal growth. You can also look out for symptoms like a cough, shortness of breath or back/chest pain. If you have been exposed to asbestos and you are experiencing these symptoms, we recommend you to discuss with your doctor.


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