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Table 5 Distribution of occupational cancer claims and approvals by cancer site

From: Occupational cancer claims in Korea from 2010 to 2016

Cancer site Total claims Approvals   Total claims Approvals
Cases % Cases %   Cases % Cases %
Lip, oral cavity, and pharynx Breast and female genital organs
Lip 4 21.1    Breast 23 85.2 2 66.7
Tonsil 5 26.3    Uterine cervix 2 7.4 1 33.3
Nasopharynx 10 52.6 1 100 Ovary 2 7.4   
Total 19 1.5 1 0.2 Total 27 2.1 3 0.6
Digestive organs Male genital organs
Oesophagus 5 1.8    Prostate 3 75.0   
Stomach 73 26.6 5 25.0 Testis 1 25.0   
Colon and rectum 33 12.0 2 10.0 Total 4 0.3   
Liver and bile duct 137 50.0 12 60.0 Urinary tract
Gall bladder 5 1.8 1 5.0 Kidney 12 60.0 2 40.0
Pancreas 14 5.1    Urinary bladder 8 40.0 3 60.0
Other cancers 7 2.6    Total 20 1.5 5 1.0
Total 274 21.1 20 3.9 Brain, and central nervous system
Respiratory organs Brain and central nervous system 45 100.0 1 100.0
Nasal cavity and paranasal sinus 5 0.8 2 0.6 Total 45 3.5 1 0.2
Larynx 7 1.2 2 0.6 Endocrine glands
Lung 581 98.0 355 98.8 Thyroid 28 100.0   
Total 593 45.7 359 70.8 Total 28 2.2   
Bone, skin, and mesothelium, endothelium, and soft tissue Lymphoid, hematopoietic, and related tissue
Bone 2 2.4    Leukaemia 102 49.5 38 52.1
Skin (melanoma) 4 4.8 1 2.2 Lymphoma (non hodgkin) 51 24.8 15 20.5
Skin (other malignant neoplasms) 3 3.6    Lymphoma (hodgkin) 3 1.5   
Mesothelium (Pleura and peritoneum) 62 74.7 44 97.8 Other lymphohematopoietic diseases 50 24.3 20 27.4
Other cancers 12 14.5    Total 206 15.9 73 14.4
Total 83 6.4 45 8.9 TOTAL 1299 100.0 507 100.0
  1. This is the result of analyzing 1299 claim cases for occupational cancer from 2010 to 2016 provided by the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL)