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- Asbestos related disorders
These characteristics have led the industry and construction sectors to adopt asbestos for:
Strengthen plastics and cement.
Buildings, clothing, and military vehicles that are fireproof.
Siding, roofing, and cement shingles all contain asbestos.
Electrical wire casings.
A joint compound and patching.
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- Carcinoid cancer
Signs and symptoms of carcinoid lung tumors include:
Shortness of breath
Redness or a feeling of warmth in your face and neck (skin flushing)
Weight gain, particularly around the midsection and upper back
Pink or purple marks on the skin that look like stretch marks
Carcinoid tumors in the digestive tract
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- Cribriform carcinoma
The symptoms for cribriform carcinoma aren't always obvious—they can vary from person to person. Here are some common signs:
a persistent cough that doesn't go away
blood in your phlegm or spit (called hemoptysis)
chest pain that doesn't go away when you breathe deeply or cough
A constant runny nose
A stuffy nose
A foul smell coming from your nose
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- Esophageal cancer
What is the esophagus?
The esophagus is a muscular tube in the chest. It's about 10 inches (25 centimeters) long.
This organ is part of the digestive tract. Food moves from the mouth through the esophagus to the stomach.
The wall of the esophagus has several layers:
Inner layer or lining: The lining (mucosa) of the esophagus is wet, which helps food to pass to the stomach.
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- Malignant mesothelioma
Pleural mesothelioma, which affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs, causes signs and symptoms that may include:
Shortness of breath
Unusual lumps of tissue under the skin on your chest
Unexplained weight loss
Peritoneal mesothelioma, which occurs in tissue in the abdomen, causes signs and symptoms that may include:
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Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer (malignancy) that most frequently arises from the cells lining the sacs of the chest (the pleura) or the abdomen (the peritoneum). Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form, often presenting with symptoms in the chest area. Peritoneal mesothelioma is much less common. This can affect the organs in the abdomen, and its symptoms are related to this area of the body, that is, abdominal swelling, nausea, vo Read More
Nocardiosis is a disease caused by bacteria in soil and water.
It most frequently affects those who have compromised immune systems and have trouble fighting off infections, such as cancer patients or those on specific drugs like steroids.
The risk factor for nocardiosis is more in people/patients whose immunity is compromised, mainly those with defects which are cell-mediated. Examples of such diseases / immunocomprom Read More
- Stomach cancer
Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that begins in the stomach. The stomach is a muscular sac located in the upper middle of your abdomen, just below your ribs. Your stomach receives and holds the food you eat and then helps to break down and digest it.
- Tuberculosis (tb)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects the lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from person to person through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.