Asbestos Exposure Known to Cause Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer
Although adenocarcinoma lung cancer is most widely associated with smoking, studies have shown that exposure to toxins like asbestos may cause this deadly disease as well. Inhaling asbestos fibers over long periods of time can place individuals at a high risk for developing adenocarcinoma and other types of lung cancer like mesothelioma.
Adenocarcinoma is a prevalent type of lung cancer to develop among smokers, and also the most common among non-smokers. Those who have worked around asbestos materials at their workplace are at an increased risk of serious health issues.
While adenocarcinoma is far more prevalent than mesothelioma, those who develop the disease are often unaware it is linked to asbestos exposure. Long-term exposure to asbestos, which many employees have faced in American workplaces, increases the risk of adenocarcinoma and mesothelioma. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos.
In recent years, the public health of American workers has suffered, and thousands of former and current employees in Ohio have filed lawsuits against their employers for failing to provide a safe working environment.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated personal injury lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and asbestos injury claims.
Asbestos Exposure & Illness
Symptoms of Adenocarcinoma
The terrible health effects of asbestos can be delayed from initial exposure, and health problems can surface decades later. Symptoms of adenocarcinoma vary depending on where the cancer occurs. Adenocarcinomas begin as tumors called adenomas after cancer cells multiply. In many cases, these tumors aren’t cancerous, but in other cases, these tumors mutate and become deadly.
Adenocarcinomas usually develop first in the lungs and slowly move to other parts of the body. Symptoms include severe coughing, a shortness of breath and chest pain. Weight loss and a poor appetite may occur. Because of how vague the symptoms can be, the condition often goes misdiagnosed until the cancer has spread.
When any symptoms seem unusual, get evaluated by a medical professional and tell your doctor if you’ve been exposed to asbestos. Adenocarcinoma affects the lungs and causes symptoms that may include:
- Chest pain
- Painful coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual lumps of tissue under the skin
- Weight loss
- Trouble breathing
High Risk for Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer
- Automotive repair
- Maritime operations
- Oil & Gas
- Power plants
If you or a loved one has suffered from adenocarcinoma lung cancer or another asbestos-related illness, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.