What are other conditions or illnesses associated with asbestos?
Other conditions that are related to exposure to asbestos are: pleural thickening, which is the thickening of the pleura, which surrounds the lungs. This is not cancer but it can cause shortness of breath, as can asbestosis. Asbestosis is also not cancer but can also lead to significant shortness of breath. And then finally, unfortunately, lung cancer can be related to asbestos.
A person who doesn’t smoke can come down with lung cancer, strictly by working around asbestos-containing products or if a person smokes cigarettes and also was exposed to asbestos, that can significantly increase their chance of contracting lung cancer.
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