An additional younger-age peak for cancer of the nasopharynx

Int J Cancer. 1975 Apr 15;15(4):651-7. doi: 10.1002/ijc.2910150414.


The age distribution of 666 masopharyngeal cancer patients attending the Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, during 1941-72 was found to show an additional younger-age peak in the age-group 13-22. The peak was found in both sexes, in different communnities, at two time periods and in histologically proved cases. One hundred cases of nasopharyngeal lymphosarcoma showed no deviation from a uniform age distribution. Pooled incidence data for 48 population groups showed the peak in the age-group 15-19 for males and in the age-group 10-14 for females. No such peak was observed for malignancies of the nose, sinuses, etc. (ICD NO:160)

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Carcinoma / epidemiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India
  • Infant
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Religion
  • Sex Factors
  • Socioeconomic Factors