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environmental cancer 

EPIDEMIOLOGY, ONCOLOGY

A self-explanatory term for a malignancy triggered by carcinogens or other factors in the environment.

Depending on one’s definition, up to 90% of cancers are linked to environmental factors. 

Environmental cancers

Lung cancer            Tobacco

Mesothelioma        Asbestos

Cervical cancer       HPV

Lymphomas            EBV

Liver cancer            HBV, HCV, aflatoxin B 

Reference http://www.northeastern.edu/ecrp/

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