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Table 5 Diagnosed cases of radiation-related occupational cancer in Korea (2000~ 2015)

From: Radiation-related occupational cancer and its recognition criteria in South Korea

Year Gender Age Occupation Employment period (year) Exposure dose (mSv) Cancer site Association with occupation
2015 Female 34 Nurse 11.3 Below limits Breast cancer Low
Female 43 Semiconductor manufacturing 7 Below limits Breast cancer Low
Female 42 Semiconductor manufacturing 5.6 0.33 Breast cancer Low
Female 35 Semiconductor manufacturing 8.7 Below limits Breast cancer Low
Female 29 Artifact preservation 6.8 Below limits Intraepithelial carcinoma Low
Male 40 Semiconductor manufacturing 5.5 Below limits Thyroid papillary carcinoma Low
Female 33 Semiconductor manufacturing 3.1 Below limits Brain tumor Low
2013~ 2014 Male 43 NDT 0.3 7.23 Acute myeloid leukemia Low
Male 38 NDT 10 28.84 (for 5 years) Acute lymphocytic leukemia High
Male 47 Radiation oncology specialist 0.8 Possibly over exposure dose limit Acute lymphocytic leukemia High
Male 41 NDT 11 Below limits Malignant lymphoma Low
Male 37 Semiconductor equipment mechanic 13 20.15~ 34.71 Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia Low
Male 52 Radiologist 26 Below limits Rectal cancer Low
Female 38 Hospital infection management 11 Below limits Glioblastoma Low
Female 50 Dental nurse 6.4 1.87~ 93.48 Thyroid cancer Low
Female 43 Radiologist 18 Below limits Thyroid cancer Low
Male 58 NDT 5 80.77 Aplastic anemia Low
2012 Male 45 Radiologist 21 204.17 Chronic myeloid leukemia High
Male 58 Power plant equipment mechanic 21 1.71 Acute lymphocytic leukemia Low
Male 40 X-ray apparatus seller 10.5 140~ 260 Anaplastic large cell lymphoma High
Male 53 CT radiographer 18 24.34 Thrombocytopenia Low
Male 48 Nuclear worker 7.8 12.25 Stomach cancer Low
Female 33 Semiconductor implant operation 4.7 Below limits Breast cancer Low
Male 44 Melting furnace operation 19.6 Below limits Kidney cancer Low
2011 Male 42 Artifact preservation 7.2 Below limits Acute lymphocytic leukemia Low
Male 35 Production 1.4 Below limits Acute myeloid leukemia Low
2010 Male 39 Machine operator 11 16.51 + potential additional exposure Acute myeloid leukemia Issue
Female 32 Cleaning 5 Below limits Acute myeloid leukemia Low
Male 47 Manufacturing 21 Below limits Acute myeloid leukemia Low
Male 52 Process technician 20 Possible exposure Brain tumor Issue
2009 Male 47 Electric power generation worker 21.4 98.32 Stomach and pancreatic cancer
cancer
Low
Male 36 Hospital worker 8 4.5~ 55.4 Thyroid cancer Low
2008 Female 21 Semiconductor manufacturing 2.5 Below limits Acute myeloid leukemia Low
Male 31 Semiconductor manufacturing 7 Below limits Acute lymphocytic leukemia Low
Female 30 Semiconductor manufacturing 11 Below limits Acute myeloid leukemia Low
2005 Male 47 NDT 0.7 Possibly twice over exposure dose limit Carcinoma of unknown primary site High
2004 Male 45 Laboratory worker 14 Below limits Thyroid cancer Low
Male 59 Administration 23 51.79 Pancreatic cancer Low
2002 Male 43 Electric power generation worker 8 1.24 Lung cancer Low
2001 Male 41 Welder 7 37.87 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma Low
2000 Male 53 Administration 23 Below limits Lung cancer Low
Male 37 Welder 10 18.5 Acute myeloid leukemia High
Male 28 Analyst 2 Below limits Panmyelophthisis Low
  1. Below limits: Exposure dose was estimated at natural exposure levels or below the dose limit of radiation workers
  2. NDT non-destructive testing, CT computed tomography