Lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers that become trapped in the lungs. These fibers accumulate and cause inflammation, scarring, and the eventual development of lung cancer.
The concentration and duration of exposure to these asbestos fibers effects the level of potential risk an individual has for developing lung cancer.
The primary goals of treatment for asbestos lung cancer are to kill cancer cells, prevent the spreading of cells and tumors and alleviate cancer symptoms and pain. Many types of lung cancer cannot be cured with available treatments, so a major focus of therapy is lessening symptoms to improve the patient's quality of life and survival rate.
Treatment can involve various forms of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. When lung cancer is diagnosed, your doctor will explain the tumor's histological type and assign it a stage. There are two main types of lung cancer – small cell and non-small cell.
Asbestos exposure has been linked to cause all of the major types of lung cancer. However, lung cancer can be caused by other factors such as smoking. I can help determine, with the assistance of medical experts, if your particular case of lung cancer is cause by exposure to asbestos. If it found that your case of lung cancer is linked to asbestos exposure I am committed to obtaining compensation for the suffering and damage that you have endured.