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Can Asbestos Cause Cancer Besides Mesothelioma?

Being in any environment that has asbestos can be dangerous if the asbestos is exposed. It’s dangerous for people to be around asbestos because if swallowed or inhaled, it’s difficult for a person’s body to break down the asbestos. While mesothelioma is the most common cancer related to asbestos, there are other cancers associated with the mineral.

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer related to asbestos kills twice as many Americans each year as mesothelioma. It’s also estimated that lung cancer related to asbestos makes up about 4% of all lung cancer cases each year.

While a majority of lung cancer cases are related to smoking habits, it’s noted that being a smoker and being exposed to asbestos makes a person much more likely to develop lung cancer.

Laryngeal Cancer

The larynx is your voice box and cancers there are usually correlated to smoking and excessive drinking. However, laryngeal cancer can also be caused by asbestos. The fibers from asbestos can get stuck in the larynx on the way to the lungs.

Ovarian Cancer

While it’s unclear the exact cause of ovarian cancer, there has been research that links ovarian cancer and asbestos. There have also been thousands of women who have sued Imerys, a talc supplier for Johnson & Johnson, over claims that their products had traces of asbestos in them.

There are three other types of cancers that show a strong connection with asbestos and cancer, but it is not as much of a correlation as the cancers previously listed.

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Colon Cancer

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