Asbestosis

What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis meaning A lung disease caused by breathing in particles of asbestos (a group of minerals that take the form of tiny fibers). Symptoms include coughing, trouble breathing, and chest pain caused by scarring and permanent damage to lung tissue. Asbestosis increases the risk of lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma (cancer found in the lining of the lungs, chest, or abdomen). For additional information, see http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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