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The Age and Sex Distribution and Incidence of Neoplastic Diseases at the Memorial Hospital, New York City.

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By PACK GEORGE G., LEFEVRE ROBERT G.. . (Journal of Cancer Research. , June, 1930; , p. 167.).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(3):329-331. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-3-329_2
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During a 12 year period, 19,129 tumors were studied at the Memorial Hospital, 16,-565 were malignant. Malignant epithelial tumors composed 89.6 percent of this number; 10.4 percent were sarcomatous. The average age of all the patients was 53.9 years. The average age of the patients with sarcomas was 38.2 years. During the last 75 years there has been no appreciable change in the average ages of occurrence of the more common neoplasms. The decennium 40-50 marks the period when cancer frequency makes its first tremendous increase. Cancers developing in such organs as the breast, thymus, uterus, and prostate, which undergo


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