Journal of Thoracic Oncology, December 24, 2016
There is concern that a proportion of MM diagnoses in China may be incorrect because most Chinese physicians do not have experience diagnosing this rare cancer. We recently reported an unusual high incidence of peritoneal MM among Eastern Chinese female patients. Here, we review the accuracy of MM diagnoses in China and provide suggestions to improve the accuracy of diagnosis.
Association of Asbestos Exposure With Malignant Mesothelioma Incidence in Eastern China
The reported incidence of malignant mesothelioma (MM) in China is 1.5 cases per million population, much lower than in other countries. In China, the prevalence of MM in different regions is unknown, and only 15% of MMs have been associated with asbestos exposure compared with more than 70% in most of the world