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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 04/07/2006
  • Reviewed: 11/04/2010

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Different Exposures, Different Rates and Risks

Certain types of exposures are linked to specific cancers. For example, exposure to asbestos is linked to lung cancer, and exposure to benzidine (a chemical found in some dyes) is linked to bladder cancer. Exposure to carcinogens from tobacco use is linked to several types of cancer, including cancers of the lung, bladder, mouth, lip, throat, voice box, and esophagus.

Different Exposures, Different Rates and Risks