Asbestos: Selected Cancers - Recent NIH Study on

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April 1, 2007

As the United States Congress contemplated creating a trust fund to compensate individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases, a decision had to be made as to which diseases are actually scientifically linked to asbestos exposure. While Congress acknowledged the three diseases most commonly alleged in asbestos litigation (asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma) as eligible for compensation under the proposed trust, there were several other types of cancer alleged to be asbestosrelated.

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