Neoplastic disease during adolescence. Notes on the prevalence and patterns of various forms of neoplasia encountered in adolescents admitted to General Hospital in New York City

K. Hein, Michael I. Cohen, I. F. Litt, Scott J. Boley

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Occurrence of benign and malignant tumors in patients of 10 to 20 years admitted to the general adolescent unit of the authors' hospital over 9 years has been reported in connection with discharge diagnoses. Neoplasia was noted in 3% or 290 of the total patient admissions. Mean age of patients was 15 years. Highest incidence of tumours was recorded at 16 to 17 years. Distribution of tumours was: 211 benign and 79 malignant. There were 69 soft tissue tumours of which 4 were malignant; 65 breast tumours represented the second largest group, two of these were cystosarcoma phyllodes. Tumours of the central nervous system totaled 56 and those of the hematologic-reticuloendothelial systems 35, all malignant. 12 of the 33 bone tumours were malignant. The endocrine changes of adolescence may be etiologically related to certain tumours. The effects of a changing endocrine environment on the development of malignancy during adolescence is noted in the relationship of the prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol and adenocarcinoma in females. For the high occurrence of the breast tumours, the authors recommend the performance and teaching of breast self examination in the teenage years. The establishment of adolescent tumour registry and cancer referral center is proposed, and the role of supportive psychotherapy stressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978

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General Hospitals
Neoplasms
Phyllodes Tumor
Breast Self-Examination
Breast Neoplasms
Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Mononuclear Phagocyte System
Hospital Units
Diethylstilbestrol
Patient Admission
Psychotherapy
Registries
Teaching
Adenocarcinoma
Referral and Consultation
Bone and Bones
Incidence

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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