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Do people who fly a lot like flight attendants have a higher rate of development of cancer?

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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Increased risk?

The are several risk factors for the development of cancer.
. Environmental exposures (asbestos), tobacco or alcohol abuse, and genetics all play major roles. There is not evidence that altitude contributes to increased risk.

In brief: Increased risk?

The are several risk factors for the development of cancer.
. Environmental exposures (asbestos), tobacco or alcohol abuse, and genetics all play major roles. There is not evidence that altitude contributes to increased risk.
Dr. Kenneth Lee
Dr. Kenneth Lee
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: Breast, melanoma

There does seem to be a correlation between length of time as a flight attendant and increased risk of cancer above the general population, particularly breast cancer and melanoma, as per an icelandic study in 2001.
It likely is in part due to increased exposure to cosmic radiation.

In brief: Breast, melanoma

There does seem to be a correlation between length of time as a flight attendant and increased risk of cancer above the general population, particularly breast cancer and melanoma, as per an icelandic study in 2001.
It likely is in part due to increased exposure to cosmic radiation.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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