Jibiri N.N. and Amakom C.M
Since lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer re lated deaths worldwide, early detection of the disease will help in curbing the disease at the dev elopmental stage. Therefore, sputum cytologic analysis was carried out on some residents of the I va-valley area of Enugu, a coal mine settlement. Sputum samples were collected from 34 individuals w ho volunteered to participate in the study and proper cytologic analysis was carried out. Only fiv e participants who have once worked in the coal mine showed the sign of slight atypia while the oth er 29 individuals showed no sign of any form of atypia. Nevertheless, a follow up study was recomme nded for those who showed a sign of slight atypia.
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