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s200-Asbestos-victimIn early stages of the disease, mesothelioma may not have any visible symptoms and is very hard to detect. In the later stages, certain symptoms begin to develop and are usually caused by the growth of cancer and its pressure on certain nerves.

 Pleural Mesothelioma:

  • Lower back or chest pain

Q: What is asbestos?
A: A microscopic threadlike fiber, asbestos is a common mineral found throughout the world. It is mined and used in consumer products and construction materials because of its strength and flexibility and its heat-resistant properties. If asbestos becomes airborne and dust like, it can be breathed into and lodged in the lungs. Asbestos particles in the lungs can cause terrible – even fatal – diseases, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer that can take decades to develop after asbestos exposure.

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