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are carcinoid tumors linked to asbestos?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
No: There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan commented
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
This is not necessarily true. Traditional thinking has it that carcinoid has no environmental cause. However, a Frenc retrospective study of pts with carcinoid tumors showed a statistically significant increase in asbestos exposure compared to controls. "This study argues in favor of a relationship between asbestos exposure and certain pulmonary carcinoid tumors." Ann Occup Hyg. 2012 Aug; 56(7): 7
Feb 22, 2015
Dr. Della Howell
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
No: At this time there is no proven link between carcinoid tumors and asbestos. Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma.

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