Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day
More than $3 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

What other cancers are caused by asbestos?

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer with one known cause: exposure to asbestos. Although rare, many people are aware of this type of cancer.

What is less known is that asbestos exposure can cause other types of cancer, as well. While chemically harmless, asbestos can wreak havoc on the body when ingested or inhaled. Asbestos is known to be carcinogenic at many different sites in the human body.

Let’s take a look at a few of the cancers that can be caused by asbestos exposure:

  • Mesothelioma: This type of cancer affects the outer lining of the lungs, or the mesothelium. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can enter and remain in the mesothelium, because the lymphatic system is unable to clear them. This can cause chronic inflammation which can ultimately lead to cancer. Mesothelioma can affect other areas of the body as well, including the heart, abdomen, and testicles.
  • Lung cancer: Mesothelioma affects the outer lining of the lungs, and lung cancer affects the lungs directly. Workers who have been exposed to asbestos have an increased risk of lung cancer. Smokers who have been exposed to asbestos are much more likely to develop lung cancer than those who do not smoke. In fact, these individuals have a 50 to 84 times greater risk for developing lung cancer.
  • Laryngeal cancer: Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos have a 40 percent greater chance of developing cancer of the larynx.
  • Kidney cancer: There is a causal relationship between asbestos exposure and kidney cancer, especially among insulators, shipyard workers, and those working with asbestos products.
  • Gallbladder cancer: Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos on the job have an increased risk of developing gallbladder cancer.
  • Esophageal cancer: Studies show an association between asbestos exposure. Smokers who have been exposed to asbestos have a higher risk of developing cancer of the esophagus.
  • Colorectal cancer: Evidence suggests but does not definitely prove that asbestos exposure causes colorectal cancer.
  • Gastrointestinal cancer: Asbestos exposure is known to minimally increase an individual’s chances of developing stomach cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers.

Asbestos exposure causes other types of diseases as well, such as asbestosis and pleural disease, which both affect the lungs.

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, learn about your rights and legal options in a free consultation with an attorney.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Choose Gori Julian?

  1. Experience

    With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

  2. Results

    The team at Gori Julian fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

  3. Team Approach

    We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

  4. Faster Trial Dates

    We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. Gori Julian works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More

Watch Our Video

Watch More In Our Video Center >


Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association for Justice
ABA - Defending Liberty - Pursuing Justice Illinois State Bar Association

Fill Out Our Form Today To Get A Free Case Review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Get a Free Case Review Today

Gori Julian News

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. Announces $20,000 Sponsorship for Mannie Jackson Center’s Annual Fundraising Dinner Featuring Fareed Zakaria

Read More >

In The Community

Gori Julian & Associates and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

More Community & Events >

Read Our White Paper

A Continuing Threat: How Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today >

Edwardsville Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Washington, DC Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW
10th Floor

Washington, DC 20009
Washington Law Office Map

New Orleans Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
3848 Carson Street, Suite 103
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance Law Office Map

St. Louis Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
1133 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
St. Louis Law Office Map

New York Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
360 Lexington Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York Law Office Map

Orlando Office
Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 201
Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando Law Office Map

Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day 888-362-6890
Close X

Contact Us For A Free Case Assessment

Back To Top