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 or other disease causing fibres/dust. Some conditions can develop following relatively brief exposure, and other conditions can occur following moderate to high fibre/dust exposure. Importantly, not everyone who has been exposed to disease causing fibres/dust will develop an asbestos or other dust related disease (ADRD).
If you have been exposed to, or think you may have been exposed to asbestos or other disease causing 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 or other dust exposure may mean the possibility of you having contracted an asbestos or other dust related disease (ADRD) 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), asbestosis or other dust caused disease/illness 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 (simply click on the photo tile graphics); 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.
PLEASE READ: The Bernie Banton Foundation is not accredited to provide advice, the information provided is for assistance only. The information on this website is general information and should not be relied on in specific terms for individuals. If you have an asbestos or other dust caused condition, it is important that you obtain specific advice from your specialist simply because medical information that relates to one person may be completely different for another person, despite both suffering the same condition. In all cases you should consult your medical practitioner to guide you.