Radiation


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Radiation: Radiation exposure as a disease risk
Introduction: The most common risk factor from radiation is the risks from sunlight exposure. However, radioactive accidents, x-rays, or radiation therapy (e.g. for cancer) can also raise the risk of radiation-related conditions.

Condition count: 24; see list of conditions below.
Risk factor subtypes: sunlight (14)
Related risk factors: sunlight (14), chemicals (18)
Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'Radiation' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:

A

  • Actinic keratosis ... sunlight, sunbathing
  • Aging ... UV radiation, sun exposure
  • Avascular necrosis ... radiation treatments

    B

  • Breast Cancer ... Radiation therapy

    C

  • Cancer ... Radiation exposure, Ultraviolet (UV) radiation
  • Cataracts ... excessive sunlight exposure
  • Cephalic disorders ... radiation exposure
  • Chloasma ... sunlight

    E

  • Endometrial Cancer ... pelvic radiation treatment

    G

  • Granuloma annulare ... sunburn

    H

  • Heat exhaustion ... sun exposure
  • Heatstroke ... sun exposure

    K

  • Kidney Cancer ... Radiation exposure, Radiation therapy

    L

  • Leukemia ... radiation exposure, Radioactive iodine (I-131) therapy, high-energy radiation, nuclear accidents, radiation therapy

    M

  • Melanoma ... childhood sun exposure, Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, blistering sunburns
  • Multiple Myeloma ... radiation exposure

    O

  • Oral cancer ... sun exposure

    P

  • Pterygium ... UV light

    R

  • Radiation sickness ... radiation exposure, radiotherapy, nuclear accidents, radioactive substances

    S

  • Skin Cancer ... tanning booths, sun sensitivity, Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, sunlamps, sun exposure
  • Sun spots ... sun exposure, sunburn

    T

  • Thyroid cancer ... Radiation exposure, radioactive fallout, nuclear accidents, radiotherapy, high-dose x-rays, repeated x-rays

    U

  • Uterine Cancer ... pelvic radiation treatment

    V

  • Varicose veins ... sun exposure


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