A 43-year-old doctor is appealing to staff who worked at a hospital in Coventry to come forward if they know anything about the presence of asbestos in the building.
Dr Kate Richmond, who now lives in Australia, worked at Walsgrave Hospital between 1998 and 2004.
She has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and given a life expectancy of just two to three years.
Her legal team, Leigh Day Solicitors, suspect that her condition may relate to her time as a medic at Walsgrave Hospital.
They claim they have spoken to demolition firms who say they removed asbestos from the building.