complete carcinogen

com·plete car·cin·o·gen

a chemical carcinogen that is able to induce cancer without provocation by a tumor-promoting agent introduced during therapy.

com·plete car·cin·o·gen

(kŏm-plēt' kahr-sin'ō-jen)
A chemical carcinogen that is able to induce cancer without provocation by a tumor-promoting agent introduced during therapy.
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UV radiation (UVR) is a complete carcinogen that elicits a constellation of pathological events, including direct DNA damage, generation of reactive oxidants that peroxidize lipids and damage other cellular components, initiation of inflammation, and suppression of the immune response.
Apparently, asbestos plays a cocarcinogen role in lung cancer, with promoter-like activity and synergism with smoking, whereas in mesothelioma it acts as a complete carcinogen.
Epidemiological, clinical and biological studies have implicated that solar ultraviolet (UV) light is a complete carcinogen and repeated exposure can lead to the development of various skin disorders including melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
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