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Asbestosis from the navy

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In 2000 of jan. i was told that i had asbestosis but i didnt do anything about it but to day my health has turned it getting bad. so i went to doctor they did xrays and a ct scan where they found that is the va that found calcification are see in both hilum, carinal, subcarinal and paratratracheal regions and in the comments it said hilar, mediastinal and pulmonary parenchymal calicifcations. well i am tring to get my disabilty because i was explosure to asbestos back in 1970 in the navy shipyard so are this thing from asbestos explosure please tell me if that is from asbestos explosure????????? looking looking looking :looking:THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS US ALL
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replied January 30th, 2011
It is not possible for me to diagnose you with asbestosis (or any other lung disease) over the Internet, I'm afraid.

You will have to be referred to a Pumonary Medicine doctor, and you may require a pleural biopsy to clarify what is going on inside your chest.


Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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