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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.

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Asbestos Exposure (Lung Cancer)


Asbestos Exposure (Lung Cancer)