My dear friend passed away in her last visit to her and my home country. She died of lung cancer, at a terminal stage. No one could tell, not even her could say, if it was attributed to asbestos exposure that leads to mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs or abdomen and in some cases the lining of the heart. Her work though in the United States did not expose her to asbestos but I just do not know if she was in her younger years. I hope she did find this out when she was still alive. Anyway, folks if you know people who are going through this sickness, educate the patient and get help through this site.