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Occupation and gastric cancer.
Postgrad Med J 2003; 79(931):252-8PM

Abstract

Gastric cancer is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. There are several risk factors, with occupation emerging as one of these. There is considerable evidence that occupations in coal and tin mining, metal processing, particularly steel and iron, and rubber manufacturing industries lead to an increased risk of gastric cancer. Other "dusty" occupations-for example, wood processing, or work in high temperature environments have also been implicated but the evidence is not strong. The mechanism of pathogenesis of gastric cancer is unclear and the identification of causative agents can be difficult. Dust is thought to be a contributor to the pathological process, but well known carcinogens such as N-nitroso compounds have been detected in some environments. Further research on responsible agents is necessary and screening for detection of precursor gastric cancer lesions at the workplace merits consideration.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Gastrointestinal Research Unit, Leicester General Hospital Thessalonika, Greece. anitaaraj@aol.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12782770

Citation

Raj, A, et al. "Occupation and Gastric Cancer." Postgraduate Medical Journal, vol. 79, no. 931, 2003, pp. 252-8.
Raj A, Mayberry JF, Podas T. Occupation and gastric cancer. Postgrad Med J. 2003;79(931):252-8.
Raj, A., Mayberry, J. F., & Podas, T. (2003). Occupation and gastric cancer. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 79(931), pp. 252-8.
Raj A, Mayberry JF, Podas T. Occupation and Gastric Cancer. Postgrad Med J. 2003;79(931):252-8. PubMed PMID: 12782770.
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