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Table 4 Lifetime cancer risks of selected cancer sites by sex among diagnostic medical radiation workers who started job in 1991

From: Projected lifetime cancer risks from occupational radiation exposure among diagnostic medical radiation workers in South Korea

Organ sites Male Female
LAR LFR (%) LAR LFR (%)
Bladder
 Radiologic technologist 18.0 1.01 12.0 2.64
 Radiologist 5.2 0.29 7.0 1.54
 Other physician 2.6 0.15 5.1 1.11
 Dentist 1.6 0.09 2.1 0.46
 Dental hygienist 8.1 0.45 2.8 0.62
 Nurse 10.3 0.58 9.4 2.08
 Other 5.3 0.30 5.1 1.11
Brain
 Radiologic technologist 1.3 0.39 0.2 0.07
 Radiologist 0.4 0.13 0.1 0.04
 Other physician 0.2 0.05 0.1 0.03
 Dentist 0.1 0.04 0.04 0.01
 Dental hygienist 0.6 0.19 0.1 0.02
 Nurse 0.8 0.25 0.2 0.06
 Other 0.4 0.12 0.1 0.03
Breast
 Radiologic technologist 50.5 1.15
 Radiologist 35.7 0.82
 Other physician 18.2 0.42
 Dentist 8.8 0.20
 Dental hygienist 13.5 0.31
 Nurse 49.8 1.14
 Other 24.6 0.56
Colon
 Radiologic technologist 44.3 0.99 13.9 0.44
 Radiologist 13.3 0.30 8.4 0.27
 Other physician 6.4 0.14 5.9 0.19
 Dentist 3.9 0.09 2.4 0.08
 Dental hygienist 23.2 0.52 3.3 0.10
 Nurse 26.6 0.59 11.2 0.35
 Other 13.1 0.29 6.0 0.19
Esophagus
 Radiologic technologist 6.3 0.55 0.8 0.68
 Radiologist 2.0 0.17 0.5 0.42
 Other physician 1.0 0.09 0.3 0.27
 Dentist 0.6 0.05 0.1 0.12
 Dental hygienist 3.0 0.26 0.2 0.16
 Nurse 3.5 0.31 0.7 0.55
 Other 1.8 0.16 0.3 0.27
Kidney
 Radiologic technologist 1.2 0.12 0.7 0.15
 Radiologist 0.4 0.03 0.4 0.09
 Other physician 0.2 0.02 0.3 0.06
 Dentist 0.1 0.01 0.1 0.02
 Dental hygienist 0.4 0.04 0.2 0.04
 Nurse 0.7 0.06 0.6 0.12
 Other 0.4 0.03 0.3 0.06
Liver
 Radiologic technologist 21.3 0.39 7.0 0.31
 Radiologist 6.5 0.12 4.2 0.19
 Other physician 3.0 0.06 3.0 0.14
 Dentist 1.9 0.04 1.2 0.05
 Dental hygienist 11.2 0.21 1.7 0.07
 Nurse 12.9 0.24 5.6 0.25
 Other 6.4 0.12 3.0 0.13
Lung
 Radiologic technologist 36.1 0.38 31.6 0.87
 Radiologist 10.1 0.11 17.9 0.49
 Other physician 5.3 0.06 13.1 0.36
 Dentist 3.1 0.03 5.3 0.15
 Dental hygienist 17.8 0.19 7.3 0.20
 Nurse 20.9 0.22 24.8 0.68
 Other 10.5 0.11 13.0 0.36
Oral cavity and pharynx
 Radiologic technologist 1.8 0.20 0.9 0.27
 Radiologist 0.5 0.05 0.6 0.17
 Other physician 0.2 0.03 0.4 0.11
 Dentist 0.2 0.02 0.2 0.05
 Dental hygienist 0.9 0.10 0.2 0.07
 Nurse 1.0 0.11 0.8 0.23
 Other 0.5 0.06 0.4 0.12
Ovary
 Radiologic technologist 1.4 0.20
 Radiologist 0.9 0.13
 Other physician 0.6 0.09
 Dentist 0.3 0.04
 Dental hygienist 0.4 0.05
 Nurse 1.2 0.17
 Other 0.7 0.09
Pancreas
 Radiologic technologist 4.6 0.31 3.0 0.22
 Radiologist 1.3 0.09 1.9 0.14
 Other physician 0.6 0.04 1.3 0.09
 Dentist 0.4 0.03 0.5 0.04
 Dental hygienist 2.9 0.20 0.7 0.05
 Nurse 2.5 0.17 2.3 0.17
 Other 1.3 0.09 1.3 0.10
Prostate
 Radiologic technologist 3.3 0.06
 Radiologist 1.0 0.02
 Other physician 0.4 0.01
 Dentist 0.3 0.01
 Dental hygienist 2.0 0.04
 Nurse 1.8 0.04
 Other 1.0 0.02
Red bone marrow
 Radiologic technologist 4.7 0.84 1.9 0.46
 Radiologist 2.3 0.41 2.2 0.54
 Other physician 0.9 0.16 0.9 0.22
 Dentist 0.6 0.11 0.5 0.12
 Dental hygienist 0.9 0.16 0.6 0.13
 Nurse 2.6 0.46 1.9 0.46
 Other 1.3 0.24 0.8 0.19
Stomach
 Radiologic technologist 40.0 0.39 25.1 0.50
 Radiologist 12.1 0.12 15.2 0.30
 Other physician 5.7 0.06 10.2 0.20
 Dentist 3.6 0.03 4.4 0.09
 Dental hygienist 19.4 0.19 6.0 0.12
 Nurse 23.4 0.23 20.5 0.41
 Other 11.9 0.12 10.7 0.21
Thyroid
 Radiologic technologist 39.8 2.23 222.0 2.57
 Radiologist 16.1 0.91 163.0 1.92
 Other physician 2.9 0.18 64.1 0.77
 Dentist 4.1 0.23 35.3 0.42
 Dental hygienist 19.7 1.11 63.6 0.74
 Nurse 26.4 1.50 257.0 2.98
 Other 14.6 0.82 123.0 1.42
Uterus
 Radiologic technologist 1.3 0.09
 Radiologist 0.8 0.06
 Other physician 0.2 0.02
 Dentist 1.6 0.11
 Dental hygienist 0.3 0.02
 Nurse 1.1 0.07
 Other 0.6 0.04
Remainder
 Radiologic technologist 41.7 0.84 18.9 0.39
 Radiologist 12.6 0.25 11.7 0.25
 Other physician 5.9 0.12 8.0 0.17
 Dentist 3.7 0.08 3.3 0.07
 Dental hygienist 22.8 0.46 4.5 0.09
 Nurse 25.4 0.51 15.5 0.32
 Other 12.3 0.25 8.4 0.18
  1. LAR lifetime attributable risk (excess cases per 100,000), LFR lifetime fractional risk
  2. The remainder included all other solid cancers, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer
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