Causes of Cancer
|Virus||Type of Cancer|
|Epstein-Barr virus||Burkitt’s lymphoma|
|Human papillomavirus||Cervical cancer|
|Hepatitis B virus||Liver cancer|
|Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus||Adult T-cell leukemia|
|Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus||Kaposi’s sarcoma|
|Carcinogen||Occupation||Type of Cancer|
|Arsenic||Mining, pesticide workers||Lung, skin, liver|
|Asbestos||Construction workers||Lung, mesothelioma|
|Benzene||Petroleum, rubber, chemical workers||Leukemia|
|Chromium||Metal workers, electroplaters||Lung|
|Leather dust||Show manufacturing||Nasal, bladder|
|Naphthylamine||Chemical, dye, rubber workers||Bladder|
|Radon||Underground mining (also in some homes)||Lung|
|Soots, tars, oils||Coal, gas, petroleum workers||Lung, skin, liver|
|Vinyl chloride||Rubber workers, polyvinyl chloride||Liver|
|Wood dust||Furniture manufacturing||Nasal|
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
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