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Adenocarcinoma Associated with Asbestos Exposure

Investigating asbestos-related cancers 

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Adenocarcinoma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. New cases appear related to exposure years ago due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.

Adenocarcinoma is a cancer usually found in the outer parts of the lung and is associated with asbestos exposure. It tends to grow slower than other types of lung cancer and is more likely to be found before it has spread. However, the severity of cancer varies from patient to patient.

Some types of carcinomas occur in current or former smokers, but it is also the most common type of lung cancer seen in non-smokers. It is likely that heavy exposure to toxins like asbestos can cause adenocarcinoma cancer. Around 40 percent of lung cancers are adenocarcinomas.

Other types of lung tumors include carcinoid tumors, adenoid cystic carcinomas, lymphomas, and sarcomas. Cancers that develop in other organs and spread to the lungs include breast, pancreas, kidney, or skin cancer.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Asbestos exposure attorney and Toxic Tort Attorney   representing plaintiffs nationwide in asbestos related injury lawsuits.

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The Firm handles cases on contingency fees advancing all costs of the case and accepts the financial risk of the litigation to allow the clients access to court and reduce the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare needs. 

The Firm does not seek reimbursement for fees or costs in the event of a non-recovery. 

Types of Asbestos Adenocarcinoma

Adenocarcinoma forms in mucus-secreting glands throughout the body, not only the lungs. The cancer is most prevalent in the following areas:

  • Lung cancer—non-small cell lung cancer makes up 80 percent of lung cancers. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type. Smoking and asbestos exposure are linked to this form.
  • Prostate cancer—cancer that forms in the prostate gland is typically an adenocarcinoma, which make up 99 percent of all prostate cancers.
  • Pancreatic cancer—exocrine pancreatic cancer tumors.
  • Esophageal cancer—cancer forming in glandular cells.
  • Colorectal cancer—cancer developing in the intestinal gland cells lining the colon and/or rectum.

Adenocarcinoma & Asbestos Exposure

Adenocarcinomas account for the majority of breast cancers as well. A rare type of adenocarcinoma called adenoid cystic carcinoma may develop in sinus glands. It is a slow-growing cancer and can spread to the brain. 


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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Signs & Symptoms of Adenocarcinoma From Asbestos Exposure

As adenocarcinoma may occur in several areas of the body, there is no single diagnostic test or list of symptoms that can confirm the cancer. Most patients initially seek care after experiencing unusual symptoms. The following symptoms may signal the presence of adenocarcinoma or other cancers:

  • Brain or skull: Headaches, nausea, vomiting, seizures, blurred vision, odd sensations in limbs.
  • Lung: Coughing, trouble breathing, bloody mucus, weight loss, weakness, exhaustion.
  • Breast: An unusual growth in the breast.
  • Prostate: Painful urination, bladder control issues, blood in semen, painful ejaculation.
  • Colon: A sensation that the bowels are full, bloody stool, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, weight loss.

If you experience these symptoms, it may be wise to seek qualified medical care.

Diagnosing & Treating Adenocarcinoma from Asbestos Exposure

Diagnostic tests vary depending on where the cancer is located. When diagnosing carcinomas, a tissue biopsy may be performed, as well as CT scans and MRI tests. Treatment varies depending on where the cancer is located. Treatment options may include:

  • Surgery—cancerous glandular tissue is often surgically removed with some surrounding tissue.
  • Radiation Therapy—radiation treatment is typically used in combination with surgery or chemotherapy. Advanced methods use image guidance before and during treatment to target tumors.
  • Chemotherapy—chemotherapy uses drugs that destroy cancer cells, either throughout the whole body, or in a specific region. Chemotherapy may be used in combination with other forms of treatment.

Questions about Adenocarcinoma & Asbestos Exposure

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.

The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.

Why is Asbestos Toxic?

When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the fibers of the material can become airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting the toxin. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop scarring in the lungs and later develop lung cancer and mesothelioma.

What Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.

Is it hard to win an asbestos case?

The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Our Firm will help you find the answers. The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced  Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 19 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure asbestos settlements.

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The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to adenocarcinoma and asbestos exposure.


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