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If I worked in a factory that had asbestos, is it true that my family could be at risk too?
Joe Friedberg, MD, Thoracic Surgeon at Penn Medicine, responds:
Yes, unfortunately, second hand asbestos exposure is a common cause of mesothelioma. The asbestos fibers can be carried home on clothes, and family members can be exposed.
This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the transcript from the Focus on Mesothelioma webchat.
Oct 11, 2012 - Fibulin-3 levels in plasma and lung fluids can discriminate patients with mesothelioma from others with asbestos exposure or those whose lung effusions are unrelated to mesothelioma, according to a study published in the Oct. 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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