An occupational history is vital to identify asbestos disease during respiratory assessment

Posted: 29th Jan 17 3:50 PM

Asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening are not easy to diagnose. The symptoms – such as breathlessness, persistent cough, chest pains, tiredness and weight loss – are associated with a great many other lung diseases and illnesses.

Arguably the best indication of whether a person could have an asbestos disease is their work history or the work history of close family members.

Take a look at our infographic below that explains six questions to ask a person suspected of developing an asbestos disease.

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