Patient Comments: Cancer Risk Factors - Chemicals and Substances

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Were you diagnosed with cancer? Have you ever been exposed to chemicals? Please share your story. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Alan Ogden, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 04

While working at a nuclear power station in 1992 I was in an area where I ingested asbestos with cobalt 60 in it. I carried this cobalt in my system for about 2 months. I get my respiratory system checked once a year ever since. Two months ago I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. I have had 2 surgeries and am starting BCG in 2 weeks. I wonder if the cobalt 60 could have caused the bladder cancer.

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Cancer is the result of the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in the body. See Answer