TITLE

Canadian cancer statistics at a glance: mesothelioma

AUTHOR(S)
Marrett, Loraine D.; Ellison, Larry F.; Dryer, Dagny
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p677
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on mesothelioma and its pathology. It states that all cancers identified as mesolthelioma or with a primary-site pleura, is rare and has a high fatality rate. Asbestos exposure is said to be the most common cause of mesothelioma. Canadian workplaces that are exposed to asbestos include the mining and construction sectors. Over the past 20 years, Canadian men who receive a diagnosis of mesothelioma each year has been steadily increasing. However, mesothelioma is less common among women and the percentage of women with acknowledged occupational exposure is smaller. Family members of people working with asbestos and people exposed to asbestos-containing products in home or who live close to asbestos facilities are at increased risk for mesothelioma.
ACCESSION #
31175265

 

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