Title

Multiple cutaneous cancers in an interventional cardiologist: Predominance in unprotected skin nearest the radiation source.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-29-2021

Publication Title

Cardiovasc Revasc Med

Abstract

A 70 year-old interventional cardiologist, who worked in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for >35 years, developed multiple skin cancers in regions not conventionally covered by protective lead apparel. The majority of lesions were left-sided, representing cutaneous regions in closest proximity to the radiation source. Although skin not covered by lead apparel often receives frequent sun exposure, a known risk factor for skin cancer, malignancies resulting exclusively from sun exposure would not in most cases be expected to have a left-sided predominance. Additional research is warranted to study the potential link between occupational radiation exposure and skin cancer risk.

First Page

S1553-8389(21)00080-4

DOI

10.1016/j.carrev.2021.01.029

ISSN

1878-0938

PubMed ID

33549498

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