Asbestos related diseases. Pleural Asbestos related pleural plaquesBenign pleural effusionsPleural thickeningMesothelioma. PulmonaryAsbestosisLung cancer. Prognosis for pleural plaques. The risk of developing other disease depends on exposure and smoking history:Asbestosis1-2%Diffuse thickening1-2%Mesothelioma1-5%Lung cancer1.4 - 3 times background riskIf the patient is asymptomatic with normal lung function; we usually explain prognosis, reassure, offer an information pac33919
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