Risk of thyroid cancer after childhood exposure to ionizing radiation for tinea capitis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The thyroid gland is known to be sensitive to the carcinogenic effect of ionizing radiation, especially in children. The role of potential modifiers of the risk and latency period effects needs further investigation. We examined the effect of low doses of ionizing radiation (4.5-49.5 cGy) on the risk of developing thyroid cancer after long latent… (More)

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