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Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer

08/18/2009

Question:

i had an x-ray to test for asbestos in my lungs and they told me i had calcifications in my lungs,can you get calcifications from cigarette smoking also or is it just from asbestos?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness.  You can have calcifications from infection, smoking, or asbestos. 

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Response by:

Susan  Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of
Thoracic Surgery
Molecular, Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University