As previously discussed on this blog, the National Cancer Institute's Lung Screening Trial had very positive results in early detection of lung cancer in high risk patients (long term smokers, those with a family history of lung cancer and those with exposure to asbestos or radon). As a result of this study, the University of Cincinnati is now offering a low-cost screening program for high-risk patients. This screening program will be available individuals in the Cincinnati tri-state area (Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana).
Early detection can be critical to successful treatment and survival. Railroad workers who have been exposed to asbestos should consult their doctor to determine if lung cancer screening is the right choice for them.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of railroad work exposures to asbestos, please feel free to contact an attorney at 1-800-374-2144.