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Screening / Early Detection

Malignant mesothelioma is rarely curable, and screening of workers exposed to asbestos for mesothelioma is not recommended, as it is not known to improve survival. However, early detection may have a bearing on compensation.​

Smoking greatly increases the risk of lung cancer (but not mesothelioma) in asbestos workers, and smoking cessation efforts are warranted in this high-risk group. Screening for lung cancer may be warranted.

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