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N Engl J Med. 1972 Apr 6;286(14):760-1.

Genital-tract cancers in adolescents and young adults.

Abstract

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In a review of the California Tumor Registry from 1950-1969, which records 1/3 of all cancer cases in California, there was an increase in the number of cancers of the vagina, corpus uteri, prostate, testis, and bladder (male) for the 10-19 year old age group. There was no increase in cancers of the vulva, ovary, cervix, breast, stomach, colon, rectum, and bladder (female). However, for the 20-24 year old age group, cancer of the vulva and testis increased from 1962-1969. The increases are compatible with other observations which indicate a possible association between stilbesterol and other cervical sites besides the vagina. There is a need for cancer surveillance to determine disease patterns and stimulate examination of existing data.

PMID:
5025778
DOI:
10.1056/NEJM197204062861406
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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