Lung Cancer Caused by Asbestos
Aside from mesothelioma, asbestos exposure can cause different types of lung cancers. The same inflammatory process that causes asbestosis can also cause cancer cells to develop in the lungs. Smokers and former smokers are at an extremely high risk of developing this type of cancer.
The most common type of lung cancer caused by asbestos is adenocarcinoma. This most often begins in cells that line internal organs and those that have gland-like properties.
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