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Other Names for Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases

Other names for asbestos-related pleural diseases include:

Other names for asbestosis include:

  • Fibrotic lung disease
  • Pneumoconiosis (NOO-mo-ko-ne-O-sis)
  • Interstitial (in-ter-STISH-al) pulmonary fibrosis

Other names for lung cancer include:

  • Small cell lung carcinoma (kar-sih-NO-ma)
  • Nonsmall cell lung carcinoma

Another name for mesothelioma is cancer of the lining of the lung.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2011