Disease/Syndrome

Prostate cancer

Category

More Research Needed

Acute/Chronic

Chronic

Comments

Prostate cancer is not listed in Table 18-7: "Definite or Probable Occupational Carcinogens and Carcinogenic Circumstances, Categorized by Site." [Siemiatycki, p. 334] "Cadmium can be found in some insecticides and fertilizers, and exposure can occur in several workplaces such as those of smelters, nickel-cadmium battery operations, mines, metal construction sites, and rubber production. Other sources include diet and tobacco smoke. Following some early epidemiologic reports of excess risk of prostate cancer among cadmium-exposed workers, mainly in battery production or smelting operations, more recent and larger studies failed to confirm those early reports. The cumulative epidemiologic evidence does not support the hypothesis." [Hyperlink] Table 15-1 shows "no significant association found" between increased risk for prostate cancer and the following occupations: Radiologists, Underground Miners, Nuclear Workers, and Uranium Processors. [Boice, p. 261]

Latency/Incubation

Years

Diagnostic

Histopathological examination;

ICD-9 Code

185

Reference Link

Occupation and prostate cancer.

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