Cancer monitoring in persons exposed to radiation following the Chernobyl accident

«Radiation and Risk», 2002, vol. 13, pp.73-79


Zubovsky G.A., Khrisanfov S.A.
Russian Research Center of X-ray radiology of Ministry of Health, Moscow.


Russian Research Center of X-ray radiology of Ministry of Health, Moscow The paper discusses epidemiology, diagnostics and treatment of persons exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl accident based on results of the Russian Inter-Agency Expert Council. In this contingent lung cancer is the primary cause of death due to malignant neoplasms. 85% of lung cancer cases were advanced stages (IIIb and IV). In order to improve the effectiveness of diagnosing lung cancer, it is suggested that bronchoscopy and analysis of sputum for atypical cells be undertaken annually by all emergency workers of 1986 and 1987 with acute and chronic lung diseases, particularly those who took part in the accident mitigation activities in the summer time, considering elevated dust formation in this season.

Key words
Liquidators, radiation dose estimation, interrogation, dose control, calculation group method, personal dosimeters, decontamination works, dosimetric information.


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