Lung cancer

Screening reveals high rates of early stage silicosis in stone workers

More than a third of stone workers reviewed by a respiratory physician in a Victorian program have been diagnosed with silicosis. A study of 239 workers who had completed their two-step evaluation in the Victorian Stonemason Health Assessment and Research Programme (V-SHARP) found 86 (36%) had silicosis based on radiological features (ILO chest X-ray and ...

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