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Research identifies the most common cancers in teenagers and young adults

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:814
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Cancers that disproportionately affect teenagers and young adults and their possible causes have been identified in new research. An analysis of 1.6 million cases of cancer in people aged up to 79 in England, in an eight year period, showed that cancers of the bone and specific types of ovarian and testicular cancers disproportionately affected young people aged between 13 and 24.

    The research, presented at last week's international conference on …

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