Bernie Banton Foundation founding director – Professor Bruce Robinson AM with a simple explanation of pleural plaques, mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
There are many asbestos conditions that one can develop following exposure to asbestos fibres/dust. Some asbestos conditions can develop following relatively brief exposure, and other asbestos conditions can occur following moderate to high asbestos fibre exposure. Importantly, not everyone who has been exposed to asbestos fibres/dust will develop an asbestos related disease (ARD).
If you have been exposed to, or think you may have been exposed to asbestos fibres/dust tell your medical practitioner. This is important, particularly if you have a shortness of breath or a sudden onset of shortness of breath, a persistent cough, ache or swelling in the chest, stomach or groin that cannot be explained by everyday ailments.
Failure to mention your history of asbestos exposure may mean the possibility of you having contracted an asbestos related disease is overlooked.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer (where you have been exposed to asbestos fibres), pleural plaques, asbestos related pleural disease (ARPD) or asbestosis, please Contact Us, via our Freecall 24/7 Support Helpline 1800 031 731 to discuss Supportive Care Options, also you may be eligible to make a common law legal claim for compensation and/or register and claim from icare Dust Diseases Care.
The 5 most prevalent asbestos related diseases (ARDs) are listed and discussed below; along with information on the most common diagnostic x-rays and scans used for comparative purposes to diagnose and/or analysis the progression of disease, or the effectiveness of treatments.