Other Asbestos Related Cancer

Other Asbestos Related Cancer excluding mesothelioma and lung cancers are suspected to be gastrointestinal, gallbladder, kidney, throat and esophagus cancer.

In the 1980s, asbestos was declared to be a cancer-causing agent in humans and was banned from use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of its role in mesothelioma and Other Asbestos Related Cancer. By that time, however, this material had already been placed in hundreds of thousands of buildings across the United States. Luckily, once properly installed in these buildings, asbestos doesn’t pose a health risk or concern.

Even with that, several generations of construction workers, asbestos miners, plumbers and electricians have already been exposed to the dangers of asbestos fibers. New construction workers and demolition experts are being exposed as well, particularly as they tear down or renovate old asbestos-containing buildings. That means they are inhaling or ingesting the fibers in high concentrations. This is dangerous because asbestos exposure leads to  mesothelioma and Other Asbestos Related Cancer.

Asbestos Exposure

For reasons that are still not completely understood, mesothelium tissue appears to be more sensitive to asbestos and forms cancer easily. Since asbestos enters the body through the lungs, many other diseases can develop. For instance, lung cancer can form after exposure to asbestos.

In addition, asbestos is suspected of causing gastrointestinal, gallbladder, kidney and colorectal cancers. It has also been implicated in elevated risks for other airway-related cancers, including throat and esophagus cancer. It is important to note, however, that these are mostly speculation and have yet to be backed up with more substantial scientific evidence.

Still, we must consider the indirect effects of asbestos. Asbestos in the lungs and mesothelium can cause chronic swelling due to a continued immune response. This inflammation, although meant to fight off the invader, can inadvertently make conditions perfect for growing cancerous cells. The swelling that brings food to white blood cells can also feed rapidly-dividing cancer cells that are hungry for nutrients. Any tissues in the vicinity of the swelling should therefore be considered at an increased risk of developing cancer. It is important to note that this too has yet to be confirmed by strong scientific evidence.

Other Asbestos Related Cancer are diagnosed and treated in accordance to the prevailing symptoms and situations.