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Ovarian and laryngeal cancers linked to asbestos exposure: towards better recognition Share

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The expert appraisal carried out by ANSES concludes that there is a proven causal relationship between the risk of occurrence of cancers of the larynx and ovaries and occupational exposure to asbestos. All the scientific elements of this expertise provide elements in favor of the creation of tables of occupational disease in the agricultural and general schemes. These would facilitate the recognition and management of these two diseases. This recognition seems all the more important since patients, like doctors, often do not make the link between the occurrence of these cancers and exposure to asbestos.

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