Latest UK figures for mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other asbestos illnesses from the HSE.
Good article from America Unraveling the Stigma Surrounding Lung Cancer
It says :
- The stereotype that lung cancer is a “smoking cancer” contributes to an assumption that lung cancer sufferers should have known better and are somehow at fault. This stereotype is not true but is so strong that environmental factors for lung cancer are not considered.
- The rise in female lung cancer among nonsmokers is of particular concern. 20 % of women who develop lung cancer have never smoked. In the U.S.15 to 20 % of lung cancers are in people who have never smoked, but 70 to 80 % of “never-smokers” with lung cancer are women.
- If someone is diagnosed with lung cancer and has a history of asbestos exposure, it is important to see an asbestos specialist lawyer. Even if a nonsmoker with lung cancer doesn’t recall when they were exposed, they may have been in contact with asbestos fibers. In UK and in US asbestos products were widely used in construction products.