Lymphoid and plasma cell malignancies: asbestos-related disorders of long latency.

@article{Kagan1983LymphoidAP,
  title={Lymphoid and plasma cell malignancies: asbestos-related disorders of long latency.},
  author={Ella Kagan and Robert J. Jacobson},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1983},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={
          14-20
        }
}
We have identified 13 asbestos workers with lymphoplasmacytic neoplasms: six with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, four with IgG myeloma, two with IgA myeloma, and one with histiocytic lymphoma. The subjects' occupations were varied, but all had experienced protracted asbestos exposure (ranging from 3-37 years). Tumor latency periods were similar to other known asbestos-related malignancies and ranged from 16-41 years. Stigmata of asbestos-related pulmonary disease were evident in 12 subjects… CONTINUE READING

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