Recent studies have connected asbestos exposure to colon or rectal cancer. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with this disease after being exposed to asbestos at some point in the past, Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., can help.
Our asbestos-related colon cancer attorneys frequently receive referrals from past clients and other lawyers in these types of cases. With decades of experience and the determination to see justice done, we will do everything possible to help you obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Risk Factors For Colon Cancer
Both men and women can develop colon or rectal cancer (also called colorectal cancer), although the risks for men are statistically higher. Other risk factors include:
- Working with asbestos for extended periods
- Secondary exposure to asbestos (through shaking out contaminated laundry, for instance)
- Heavy alcohol or tobacco use
- Family history
- Poor diet and lack of exercise
- Exposure to human papilloma virus
- Chronic ulcerative colitis
It may take many years for symptoms to appear. If symptoms do appear, however, they often include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and blood in the stool. If you notice potential signs of colon cancer, speak to your physician right away. If colon cancer is confirmed and you have been exposed to asbestos, it is also wise to consult an experienced asbestos attorney to learn about your rights and options.
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