Malignant mesothelioma in British Columbia in 1982.

  title={Malignant mesothelioma in British Columbia in 1982.},
  author={Andrew M. Churg},
  volume={55 3},
All cases newly diagnosed by a pathologist in 1982 in British Columbia as a malignant mesothelioma of the pleura or peritoneum were reviewed. In men there were 17 cases (incidence rate, 17.0/million/year), and in women 2 cases (1.9/million/year). A history of asbestos exposure (largely in shipyards, construction, or insulation work) was obtained for 14 of 15 men, and 0 of 1 woman. Mineralogic analysis of lung on 6 of the men confirmed that the tumor was associated in every instance with… CONTINUE READING

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