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What's the difference between lung cancer and mesothelioma?

Posted by @sunnyside, Dec 29, 2015

My dad passed away at age 67 he worked in insulation and asbestos removal.all his life can you tell me the difference between ling cancer and mesophiliom

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Hi @sunnyside,
First of all, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your father, especially at such a young age.

Both mesothelioma and lung cancer can develop after exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is almost exclusively the result of asbestos exposure. But the majority of lung cancer cases are linked to tobacco use and environmental factors like radon gas and second-hand smoke. Mesothelioma and lung cancer occur in different areas of the body and the two cancers grow differently.

You can read more detailed information about the 2 cancers at Asbestos.com, a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones.
http://www.asbestos.com/cancer/lung-cancer/mesothelioma/

When did your Dad pass away?

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Hi @sunnyside,
First of all, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your father, especially at such a young age.

Both mesothelioma and lung cancer can develop after exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is almost exclusively the result of asbestos exposure. But the majority of lung cancer cases are linked to tobacco use and environmental factors like radon gas and second-hand smoke. Mesothelioma and lung cancer occur in different areas of the body and the two cancers grow differently.

You can read more detailed information about the 2 cancers at Asbestos.com, a website and advocacy group that helps the victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones.
http://www.asbestos.com/cancer/lung-cancer/mesothelioma/

When did your Dad pass away?

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My father passed away Dec 5 2014. I have autopsy and its very confusing looks to me he had asbestos and the doctor at Florida cancer said it was but now lawyers are stating  it was lung cancer I will look into the sight you sent me. I know what my father died from just dont know why lawyer is stating otherwise. And the way he responded to me was misleading also so wanted to know all facts.about this illness I appreciate your help like I stated previously Im 45 without either parent all on my own I just want to make sure I am doing what I should be and a support group will definitely help me cause I am so lost and need to surround myself with people in similar situations. Thank you so muchHappy New year! Karen 

You’re right to be as informed as you can. I think the site I posted can also help you find information specific to your legal options too. See these pages http://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma-lawyer/

We’re here whenever you feel alone and just want to talk.

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