This is a census on the national cancer registry in France to detect professions at a higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. During the period 2001-2016 there were 244 registered cases of cancer of the larynx.

Amongst them, 147 cases were deemed as professionally related. In 87 cases (59%), the risk was deemed medium to strong. All were males with a median age of 59 years. Asbestos was the culprit in 78 cases followed by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with construction workers and metal workers at a higher risk.

The authors emphasise the need to enforce more protection to workers at risk and recognise the danger of professional exposure to certain work-related agents which can induce malignancies of the larynx in the presence or absence of the known risk factors of smoking and alcoholism.

Cancer du larynx d’origine professionelle: tendances en France de 2001-2016.
Grignoux G, Durand-Moreau Q, Vongmany N, et al.
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Badr Eldin Mostafa

Ain-Shams Faculty of Medicine, Almaza , Heliopolis, Egypt.

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