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on 19 March 2007 01:15:00 PM. © The Cancer Blog
Filed under: Prevention, Stomach Cancer, Clinical Trials, Research
An article recently published in the International Journal of Cancer says that airborne exposure to some occupational carcinogens appears to increase the risk of noncardia gastric cancer among men.
Noncardia gastric cancer refers to cancer that is in the middle or lower part of the stomach. Researchers from Sweden recently conducted a clinical study to evaluate potential occupational airborne exposures that may be associated with the risk of developing noncardia gastric cancer. This study included over 256,000 men with 200 different jobs.
- Workers exposed to cement dust has a 50 percent increased rate of noncardia gastric cancer
- Workers exposed to quartz dust had a 30 percent increased rate of noncardia gastric cancer
- Workers exposed to diesel exhaust has a 40 percent rate of noncardia gastric cancer
- Exposure to asbestos, asphalt fumes, concrete dust, epoxy resins, isocyanates, metal fumes, mineral fibers, organic solvents, or wood dust did not appear to increase the risk of noncardia gastric cancers.
Men exposed to these airborne carcinogens may wish to speak with their physician regarding potential screening measures for noncardia gastric cancer.
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