Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
Lung cancer (bronchial carcinoma) usually begins in the lungs but may also begin in the trachea, bronchioles or alveoli (lung air sacs). It has similarities, but is different from mesothelioma or asbestosis. The early stages of asbestos-related lung cancer may be asymptomatic, which means victims experience no symptoms.
As with any disease or cancer, early detection and diagnosis are vital for successful treatment.
National Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Helping Victims
At Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., we have more than 25 years of experience helping asbestos-related lung cancer patients and their families. We provide free case evaluations to people across the country, which include detailed discussions of the following:
- Current status of diagnosis
- Related medical history
- When and where initial asbestos exposure occurred
- Legal options in litigation, settlement or trial
Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, our Madison County law firm’s practice is truly nationwide. We cater to our clients in every state, and we pursue the compensation they deserve for asbestos-related injuries and damages. Our asbestos-related lung cancer attorneys are among the best in the country for asbestos exposure and disease litigation.
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma: Adenocarcinoma and Bronchial Carcinoma
The common types of lung cancer are small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which is more common in nonsmokers. Adenocarcinoma is cancer of epithelial tissue, which lines the lungs, and is the most common form of cancer affecting lifelong nonsmokers.
The combination of cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure increases the possibility of developing an asbestos-related disease greatly. If you smoke, you should be trying to quit as soon as possible.
Symptoms and warning signs of lung cancer include:
- Shortness of breath
- Persistent coughing
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain and restriction
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Night sweats or fever
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical examination from a physician or oncologist right away. High-risk occupations for asbestos exposure have a much higher occurrence rate of lung cancer than other occupations.
Contact Us for a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
We pursue asbestos-related lung cancer compensation aggressively and fight for our clients. Contact us today at 618-656-5150 or toll free at 800-782-8492 to receive a free case evaluation from one of our experienced asbestosis lawyers.