Types of Cancer
Exposure to asbestos has also been linked to a number of cancers. Cancer – in any form – is often the most devastating consequence of asbestos exposure.
In addition to mesothelioma, the following forms of cancer have been associated with asbestos:
- Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the second-most common form of cancer in the United States. Statistics published by the Environmental Working Group estimate that between 5,000 to 10,000 deaths occur each year in relation to asbestos-related lung cancer. Studies have also shown that cigarette smoking, in combination with asbestos exposure, greatly increases the likelihood of a person developing lung cancer.
- Other Cancers
Other cancers that may be caused by exposure to asbestos are: colon, esophageal, pharyngeal, throat, head and neck.
Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyer to Learn More
Having spent decades working on asbestos litigation, our experienced attorneys have worked with clients who have suffered from various types of cancers. We have also seen the knowledge of the medical community concerning treatment expand throughout the years and possess keen insight into the current asbestos and cancer studies being conducted.
Our legal team can help you learn more about your legal options. If you would like to discuss your case to find out how our firm can be of assistance, contact Peter Angelos, P.C. today.