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NHS Wales aims to speed up cancer diagnosis, helping those suffering with asbestos-related cancers

How long does it take to develop an asbestos-related disease?

12th Nov 18 7:30 AM

Asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and pleural thickening, develop after being exposed to and inhaling asbestos dust and fibres. Development can take many years after initial exposure, with the time between known as the latency period. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a wide...

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Can I claim for asbestos exposure?

8th Nov 18 7:30 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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What are the warning signs of mesothelioma?

6th Nov 18 7:30 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 are the signs and symptoms of asbestosis?

12th Oct 18 8:30 AM

Asbestosis is defined as a diffuse pulmonary fibrosis caused by the inhalation of an excessive amount of asbestos. Asbestosis is a non-cancerous form of pulmonary fibrosis where the lung tissue becomes thickened and stiff over a period of time, due to permanent scarring of the alveoli (air sacs which supply...

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What are pleural plaques?

10th Oct 18 8:30 AM

Pleural plaques are caused by exposure to asbestos – a naturally occurring mineral used widely in industry and construction throughout the mid-20th century – but do not develop until 10-50 years after exposure. Pleural plaques are areas of localised scarring or calcification found on the pleura – the lining of...

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