The latency period for asbestos exposure developing into Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases is 10-50 years. The longer the asbestos exposure, the higher the risk of developing Mesothelioma.
Over this long period, lodged asbestos fibers in the lining of the lungs and abdomen slowly inflame external tissue around them.
Crocidolite asbestos has the shortest latency period and is the most deadly.
Some studies show that women have a more extended latency period than men for developing Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Latency Factors
The average length of time of asbestos exposure for people who eventually developed malignant Mesothelioma is 3.75 years.
A Mesothelioma diagnosis from a doctor is based off specific symptoms a patient may be having. Diagnosing Mesothelioma at an early stage is essential to have the best outcome possible with treatment.
Since Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, it is vital for patients to seek a doctor who specializes in Mesothelioma cancer.
Common Misdiagnoses of Mesothelioma is bronchitis, pneumonia, and COPD in its early stages (1-2). If you have a history of asbestos exposure, you should see a doctor once a year to get tested.
Mesothelioma Diagnostic Methods
Blood Tests (Tumor Markers)
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Laparoscopy
Medical History and Physical Exam
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Open Surgical Biopsy
PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography)
Pulmonary Function Tests
Removing Fluid for testing
Test of Tissue Samples
Tests of Fluid Samples
Types of Mesothelioma
Pleural Mesothelioma [Lungs]
Peritoneal Mesothelioma [Abdomen
Pericardial Mesothelioma [Heart]
Epithelial malignant Mesothelioma
Chrysotile Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma Cystic Mesothelioma
There are about 3500 Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed in the U. S. each year.
The Statutes of Limitations is the period a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit.
Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.
The Statute of Limitations begins after a diagnosis or death by Mesothelioma, not the date of their exposure.
An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.
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