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What is diffuse pleural thickening?

What is diffuse pleural thickening?

17th Mar 20 8:00 AM

Asbestos diseases take many years to develop after initial exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. Diffuse pleural thickening is one such condition. Diffuse pleural thickening is extensive and widespread calcification (the ‘thickening’) of your lungs. If found across both lungs, it is known as ‘bilateral’ diffuse pleural thickening. What is...

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Can I claim for asbestos exposure?

17th Mar 20 8:00 AM

Asbestos – a naturally occurring fibrous mineral – was used extensively in industry and construction throughout the 20th century across the United Kingdom until it was banned in 1999. Exposure to asbestos puts you at more risk of developing an asbestos-related disease later in life. Anyone exposed to asbestos at...

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Asbestos witness appeal David Wilkinson Irlam

Asbestos victim appeals for help from Irlam’s former steelworkers

16th Mar 20 8:00 AM

After being told he has a crippling asbestos-related lung disease a former Irlam steelworker is asking ex-colleagues from the Lancashire Steel Corporation and the British Steel Corporation for help. David Wilkinson, from Irlam, has been diagnosed with diffuse pleural thickening, a serious lung condition caused by exposure to asbestos dust...

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What are the warning signs of mesothelioma

What are the warning signs of mesothelioma?

13th Mar 20 8:00 AM

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, predominantly caused by inhalation of asbestos dust and fibres. The cancer can develop anywhere between 10 and 50 years after exposure to asbestos. For many people, mesothelioma is not diagnosed until it is in its late stages. Mesothelioma tumours start as small nodules on the...

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What is mesothelioma?

What is mesothelioma?

12th Mar 20 8:00 AM

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused, in the vast majority of cases, by exposure to asbestos dust and fibres. There are two main types of mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma affects a thin membrane that covers the lungs and peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the abdomen. Pleural mesothelioma is much...

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