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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Silicosis

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor. You'll want to provide a complete exposure history and work together on making a plan for a team approach to manage silicosis.

  • What tests do I need to confirm my diagnosis?
  • How can the disease be monitored?
  • What choices do I have to assist with my symptoms?
  • What is the prognosis for my situation?
  • Are there any advances in therapy?
  • Are there any counseling resources available?
  • Where can I look for information on methods to obtain compensation?
  • What options are available to help me quit smoking?
  • What vaccines do I need?
  • Do I have progressive massive fibrosis?
  • Do I need a lung transplant?

    This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

    Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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