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Are carcinoid tumors linked to asbestos?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.

In brief: No

There is no relationship between carcinoids and asbestos.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
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
Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

At this time there is no proven link between carcinoid tumors and asbestos.
Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma.

In brief: No

At this time there is no proven link between carcinoid tumors and asbestos.
Asbestos has been linked to mesothelioma.
Dr. Della Howell
Dr. Della Howell
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