7 Non-Cancerous Diseases Related to Asbestos Exposure

2. Pleural Effusions

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Pleural effusions occur when fluid builds up between the pleural layers. It can happen independently or as a symptom of advanced mesothelioma. Though people may live with it for years as the disease progresses, pain and irregular breathing may become severe. There are treatments to address pleural effusions, but a talc pleurodesis is the only way to assure that recurrence won’t happen. About 1.5 million cases of pleural effusion are diagnosed annually in the U.S. due to numerous causes.

Want to know more about the symptoms of pleural mesothelioma? Find 9 of them here.

Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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