Medical Information

Have you been exposed to asbestos?

Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest or back pain
  • Persistent cough
  • Brown or red-flecked phlegm
  • Black or tarry stools

An evaluation of asbestos related disease should include:

  • Taking of your history
  • Physical exam
  • Breathing test
  • CT Scan
  • Evaluation for colon cancer

Click here to download a letter for your doctor from Dr. Michael Harbut.

Click here to download highlighted information from this web page as a PDF.

Click here to learn more about the Mt. Sinai Tissue Bank.

Click here to find facilities offering free or reduced cost Low Dose CT Screening exams for smokers with an occupational  exposure to asbestos.

Click here for patient information on Lung Nodules

Click here to take the Asbestos Toxicity education course provided by the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

What to Expect at a Medical Evaluation for Asbestos Disease

Michael Harbut, MD, internationally recognized expert on the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of asbestos-related diseases presents the medical considerations associated with a physical exam and evaluation of those with an exposure to asbestos.

For assistance, your physician may contact Dr. Harbut through his nurse, Cynthia Noraian, at 248-849-3107, his clinic at 248-350-2722, or