|Document ID (ISN)||74373|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Posgay M., Mándi A., Ungváry G., Vadász P., Major K., Németh L.
||Frequency of occupational asbestos exposure among lung cancer patients in Hungary. A preliminary report
||1999, Vol.5, No.1, p.66-71. 15 ref.
||According to the literature, historical occupational exposures to asbestos can be proved in about 5% (1-20%) of lung cancer patients. Based on a lung cancer incidence of 6,126 in Hungary in 1996, about 300 (60-1,200) work-related asbestos cancers would have been expected. However, the number of observed cases - apart from mesothelioma - is very small. Therefore the occupational history of 300 lung cancer patients was explored using a questionnaire and already available chest radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scans which were re-evaluated for signs of asbestos exposure, especially the presence of pleural plaques. On the basis of this preliminary data it is highly probable that the majority of asbestos-related cancers in Hungary remain undetected and that a similar percentage to other countries can be proved also in Hungary.
||Hungary; asbestos; frequency rates; exposure evaluation; lung cancer
||pleural thickening; tomography; chest radiography; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Hungary|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)