Merlin Olsen the great football star for the Los Angeles Rams and movie actor on T.V.worked around asbestos when he was a young boy and could have contracted the malignant disease there.
The effects of inhaling asbestos fibers can take as long as 50 years to develop, depending on the condition.
Those who develop lung cancer or asbestosis may begin to feel symptoms as early as 10 years after exposure.
Victims of mesothelioma on the other hand often do not feel any symptoms until at least 20 years after their initial exposure to asbestos.
Merlin died at the age of 69 years old.
Get an Xray when you have a yearly checkup and help yourself live a longer life.