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Asbestos related Lung Cancer

Asbestos Illnesses.

Asbestos related Lung Cancer:

This is also known as a carcinoma of the lung or pulmonary carcinoma. It is a malignant lung tumour which is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the tissues of the lung.

Unlike Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer is not exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. In fact it is more commonly caused by smoking.

The risk of asbestos related lung cancer increases with the level of asbestos exposure. Therefore a person who has been exposed to a high level of asbestos and is a smoker, has a more than double risk of being diagnosed with Lung Cancer.

Like Mesothelioma, lung cancer associated with asbestos is typically diagnosed at a late stage of development because of the period of latency of development and the onset of symptoms.

Asbestos-related lung cancer is no different, typically taking between 15 and 35 years to develop. Studies show latency is affected by the level of exposure and co-carcinogens such as cigarettes.

Symptoms of asbestos lung cancer may include breathlessness, pain to chest/shoulder or back area, sudden unexplained weight loss, coughing up blood and fatigue. Immediate medical attention should be sought in these circumstances and any known asbestos exposure should be mentioned to your Doctor.

Treatment depends on the type of cancer, how far it has spread and how good your general health is.

If the condition is diagnosed early and the cancerous cells are confined to a small area, surgery to remove the affected area of lung is usually recommended.

If surgery is unsuitable due to a person’s general health, then radiotherapy to destroy the cancerous cells may be recommended instead.

If the cancer has spread too far for surgery or radiotherapy to be effective, chemotherapy may be used.

A history of smoking does not prevent a claim being made and specialist Legal Support and Advice should always be sought.  If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos related Lung Cancer, our team of specialist Solicitors are at hand to provide you with legal advice and assistance.

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We at James Murray Solicitors are proud of our commitment to ensuring our clients receive maximum compensation.  Many firms now seek to recover a percentage from all compensation awarded and this can run to many hundreds and even thousands of pounds.  James Murray Solicitors will not seek to recover any of your compensation towards the costs of pursuing your claim.