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If you have been diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer, your doctor may prescribe you a treatment which will lessen the symptoms, since there is yet no treatment available to fully get rid of asbestos-caused lung cancer.

Your doctor will recommend one of the following treatments if you are diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer.

1. Radiation: Thousands times stronger rays than X-rays are transferred into body to reduce size of the tumor.

2. Chemotherapy: It will be prescribed in form of medicine or intravenously.

3. Surgery: The doctor will try to remove tumor from the patient's body. This process involves removing of tumor and its surrounding tissues or entire effective location or even removal of entire lung.

Which treatment he will recommend depends on severity level. Several other methods of treating asbestos lung cancer are being experimented such as gene therapy and chemotherapy regimens.

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Here are the most commonly detected symptoms due to asbestos

  • Breathing problem like wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness or pain in chest.
  • Loss of proper appetite and loss of weight due to that.
  • Difficulty in swallowing food.
  • Coughing contains sputum (thick id) or blood

It is important to note that these symptoms may not become frequent or noticeable for a decade or more. Therefore, if one feels a little bit of the above mentioned symptom, he/she should see a doctor immediately for thorough diagnosis.

Source:  cancer.gov