Rapid Review Quiz: Carcinogens

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD


May 16, 2022

A recent meta-analysis found that environmental or occupational asbestos exposure might significantly increase esophageal cancer risk. This is true for both men and women. Chrysolite was most strongly associated with increased risk. The highest asbestos exposure groups had significantly increased risk, 1.84 (95% CI, 1.27-2.68; P = .001). Owing to the long latency period, researchers suggest that patients should be followed up for cancer, including esophageal cancer, for longer than 10 years.

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