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Flight crew have higher cancer risk than average: study

Crew members are at higher risk of cancer: study

The members of flight crew members have a much higher than average risk of getting cancer. This has been revealed in a study done on about 5000 US based flight attendants. After this research, author and researcher Irina Mordukhovich of Harvard TH School says, “The risk of getting flight crew, breast cancer, melanoma cancer and non-melanoma skin cancer in crew members of the flight is much higher than the common people. “At the same time, she points out that the results of this study are surprising because those in business such as flight attendants and flight crew members. Get are their weight is to be more and much less likely to smoke. Explain that 5 thousand 366 flight attendants were included in this study, out of which about 15 percent were diagnosed with cancer.

The members of flight crew members have a much higher than average risk of getting cancer. 

Crew members are at higher risk of cancer: study
Crew members are at higher risk of cancer: study

Of the female flight crew members included in this study, 3.4 percent were found to have breast cancer while 2.3 percent among the common people were found to have breast cancer. Whereas the rate of Uterine cancer was 0.13 percent among the common people, it has been found to be 0.15 percent in the flight crew. Cervical cancer is 0.70 percent among the common people while 1 percent of flight crew members, colon cancer is 0.27 percent among the common people, 0.47 percent for flight crew members and thyroid cancer is 0.56 percent for the common people while 0.67 percent for flight crew members. Gaya. In addition, the risk of breast cancer was higher in women who never gave birth, as well as women who had 3 or more children. Irina said that not having children is a well known risk factor for breast cancer. The study’s researchers reported that the risk of cancer in flight crew members is higher because flight crew members are regularly exposed to cancer-causing elements.

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