Symptoms of Asbestos Lung Cancer

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Since smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, its tragedy is magnified by the fact that the disease is largely preventable. Many people may not be aware, however, that another major cause of lung cancer is asbestos exposure. If you have been exposed to asbestos any lung cancer symptoms you may experience should never be ignored.

Common Asbestos Lung Cancer Symptoms

No matter whether the disease is caused by smoking or asbestos, lung cancer symptoms are the same. The most common symptoms of asbestos lung cancer include:

  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Repeated episodes of bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Persistent chest, shoulder, or back pain that worsens with deep breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Hoarseness
  • Swelling the face and neck
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss

Asbestos Lung Cancer and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Although mesothelioma is a separate disease from asbestos lung cancer the symptoms can be similar. mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the lungs, the abdomen, or the pericardium. Symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Build up of fluid around the lungs
  • Chest pain
  • Weight loss
  • Persistent cough and fever
  • Night sweats
  • General feeling of illness

Relief from Asbestos Lung Cancer Symptoms

In advanced stages of the disease, treatment often focuses on easing the symptoms of asbestos lung cancer rather than pursuing a cure. Doctors may use a variety of treatments to relieve asbestos lung cancer symptoms, including chemotherapy, radiation, or surgical procedures. While these treatments may reduce asbestos lung cancer symptoms by shrinking the tumor or halting its growth, it’s important to understand that these results are only temporary comfort measures.

Get Compensation for Your Asbestos Injuries

Worries about the cost of treatment shouldn’t stand between you and relief from asbestos lung cancer symptoms. To learn how a mesothelioma lawsuit may provide compensation and justice, contact Sokolove Law at 1-888-360-4215 today.

 

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