Radon and lung cancer: Assessing and mitigating the risk

@article{Choi2014RadonAL,
  title={Radon and lung cancer: Assessing and mitigating the risk},
  author={Humberto K Choi and P. Mazzone},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={81},
  pages={567 - 575}
}
  • Humberto K Choi, P. Mazzone
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Its progenies emit alpha particles capable of causing tissue damage. Radon exposure is estimated to be the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States. Management of patients with a history of radon exposure should involve a lung cancer specialist. Radon exposure is the second most common cause of lung cancer, but the evidence so far does not support screening for lung cancer in people exposed to it. 
    13 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Radon in indoor air of primary schools: determinant factors, their variability and effective dose
    • 17
    Gene mutation discovery research of non-smoking lung cancer patients due to indoor radon exposure
    • 14
    Radon exhalation of building materials
    • 1
    Down-regulation of let-7 microRNA increased K-ras expression in lung damage induced by radon.
    • 22
    Exhaustive Review on Lung Cancers: Novel Technologies.
    Brief notes on cancer
    New insights into small‐cell lung cancer development and therapy
    • 2

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 48 REFERENCES
    Radon: a likely carcinogen at all exposures.
    • S. Darby, D. Hill, R. Doll
    • Medicine
    • Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
    • 2001
    • 163
    • PDF
    Radon and cancers other than lung cancer in underground miners: a collaborative analysis of 11 studies.
    • 215
    A Combined Analysis of North American Case-Control Studies of Residential Radon and Lung Cancer
    • 335
    • PDF
    The Cellular and Molecular Carcinogenic Effects of Radon Exposure: A Review
    • 77
    • PDF
    Risk of lung cancer and residential radon in China: Pooled results of two studies
    • 243
    The relationship of radon to gastrointestinal malignancies.
    • 23