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Document ID (ISN)109352
CIS number 09-326
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Simning A., van Wijngaarden E.
Title Literature review of cancer mortality and incidence among dentists
Bibliographic information July 2007, Vol.64, No.7, p.432-438. Illus. 63 ref.
Abstract This review assesses the epidemiological literature describing dentist mortality and cancer incidence risk. Relevant studies were identified through 2006 by means of database queries. Cancer mortality and incidence generally showed a favourable risk pattern for lung cancer and overall cancer occurrence. Nevertheless, several studies reported an increased risk for certain cancers, such as skin cancer, brain cancer and breast cancer among women. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) morbidity; mortality; risk factors; dental services; cancer
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; brain cancer; epidemiology; lung cancer; frequency rates; breast cancer; sex-linked differences; computerized data bases; skin cancer
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services