Silicosis, mixed dust pneumoconiosis, and lung cancer.

  title={Silicosis, mixed dust pneumoconiosis, and lung cancer.},
  author={Ken-ichi Honma and Keizo Chiyotani and Kiyonobu Kimura},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={32 6},
A total of 764 autopsy cases with a pathological diagnosis of nonasbestos pneumoconiosis were investigated in a search for lung cancer: 146 patients bore 148 lung cancers (19.1%). The incidence of a lung cancer was associated positively with aging longer occupational exposures, and smoking habits. A reverse correlation was found between carcinogenesis and the severity of pneumoconiosis. A statistically significant increase in the incidence of certain types of lung cancer (squamous cell… CONTINUE READING


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