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Asbestos exposure lung disease is divided into three main types, asbestosis (lung scarring caused by asbestos fibers), disease of the lining of the lung (pleural plaques, scarring, or fluid accumulation), and lung cancer. Mesothelioma is cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos exposure. Cancers of the larynx, throat, kidney, esophagus, and gallbladder have been linked to asbestos exposure. Treatment is dependant upon the type of condition related to asbestos exposure.

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      Cancer Risk Factors Article
      • Cancer risk factor facts*
      • What are cancer risk factors?
      • Growing older
      • Tobacco
      • Sunlight
      • Ionizing radiation
      • Certain chemicals and other substances
      • Some viruses and bacteria
      • Certain hormones
      • Family history of cancer
      • Alcohol
      • Poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight
    • Esophageal Cancer Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the esophagus. Risk factors of cancer of the esophagus include...learn more »
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      Esophageal Cancer Article
      • Esophageal cancer facts*
      • What is the esophagus?
      • What is cancer?
      • What are the types of esophageal cancer?
      • What is a tumor grade test?
      • What tests are used to determine the stage of esophageal cancer?
      • What are the stages of esophageal cancer?
      • Stages I and II of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
      • Stages I and II of squamous cell cancer of the esophagus
      • Stages III and IV of esophageal cancer (both types)
      • What is the treatment for esophageal cancer?
      • What doctors treat esophageal cancer?
      • Should people get a second opinion after an esophageal cancer diagnosis?
      • Surgery
      • Radiation Therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Targeted Therapy
      • Nutrition
      • What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after esophageal cancer treatment?
      • Where can people with esophageal cancer find support?
      • What research is being done on esophageal cancer?
    • Gallstones Gallstones are stones that form when substances in the bile harden. Gallstones (formed in the gallbladder) can be as small as a...learn more »
    • Kidney Cancer There are several types of kidney cancer, including renal cell cancer (renal adenocarcinoma or hypernephroma), transitional cell...learn more »
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      Kidney Cancer Article
      • Kidney cancer facts*
      • What are the kidneys?
      • What is cancer?
      • What are kidney cancer causes and risk factors?
      • What are kidney cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is kidney cancer diagnosed?
      • How is kidney cancer staging determined?
      • Methods of kidney cancer treatment
      • What are the side effects of treatment for kidney cancer?
      • What happens after treatment for kidney cancer?
      • What does the future hold in the field of kidney cancer?
      • What resources are there for patients with kidney cancer?
    • Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer) Symptoms of cancer of the larynx, the organ at the front of the neck, include hoarseness, a lump in the neck, sore throat, cough,...learn more »
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      Larynx Cancer (Throat Cancer) Article
      • Throat cancer (larynx cancer) facts*
      • What is the larynx?
      • What is cancer?
      • What are risk factors for larynx cancer?
      • What are larynx cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is larynx cancer diagnosed?
      • How is staging for throat cancer determined?
      • What are treatment options for larynx cancer?
      • Surgery
      • Radiation Therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Targeted Therapy
      • How does a person get a second opinion after a throat cancer diagnosis?
      • What can people with throat cancer eat?
      • What is involved in rehabilitation after surgery for larynx cancer?
      • What follow-up care is needed after treatment for throat cancer?
      • What support is available for patients with larynx cancer?
      • What research is being done on throat cancer? What about clinical trials?
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