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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Circular Instruction No. 174 - Compensation for Occupational Lung Cancer

2. Diagnosis


The diagnosis of lung cancer may be confirmed by biopsy or autopsy i.e. the positive histological results or tumour detectable at post-mortem confirms the diagnosis of lung cancer. Alternatively, if the diagnosis is made based on positive cytology results, such diagnosis should be supported by clinical features and radiological investigations. The Medical Officers in the Compensation Office will determine if lung cancer is present and diagnosis was made according to acceptable medical standards.