Learning Objectives:

1.Describe the 2014 NIOSH study which found American firefighters are 9% more likely to have cancer and have a 14% higher mortality rate than age matched cohorts.
2.Discuss the 2014 Nordic firefighter study which found an increase in cancer in firefighters but also showed firefighters are diagnosed with melanoma and prostate cancer at an increased rate in ages 30 to 49 years which is significantly earlier than non firefighter cohorts.
3.Discuss the fact that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined the occupation of fighting fires as a Group 1 Carcinogen in 2022.
4. Use the Providers Guide to Firefighter Medical Evaluation form and screen patients for occupational exposures as a career or a volunteer firefighter


Katelyn O'Brien, MD, Presenter, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Faculty Presenter does not plan to discuss investigational uses

Session date: 
10/26/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am EDT
Boston University Medical Center
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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