Merck Manual

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Some Carcinogens

Some Carcinogens

Carcinogen

Type of Cancer

Environmental and industrial

Arsenic

Asbestos

Lung

Pleura

Aromatic amines

Benzene

Chromates

Lung

Diesel exhaust

Lung

Ionizing radiation

Leukemia

Nickel

Lung

Nasal sinuses

Pesticides

Lung

Radon

Lung

Ultraviolet radiation

Vinyl chloride

Associated with lifestyle

Betel nuts

Tobacco

Bladder

Lung

Mouth

Throat

Used in medicine

Androgens

Liver

Chemotherapy drugs (such as alkylating drugs and topoisomerase inhibitors)

Bladder

Leukemia

Diethylstilbestrol

Breast (in women who took the drug and in women exposed before birth)

Cervix (when exposed before birth)

Endometrium (in women who took the drug)

Vagina (when exposed before birth)

Radiation therapy

Leukemia

Sarcomas