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Does asbestos cause EGFR exon 21 mutation?

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Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Asbestos: There are studies that show an association between occupational asbestos exposure and EGFR mutations. This does not mean that one causes the other, and any individual case should be discussed with a doctor.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015
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