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Multiple primary cancers in Hong Kong Chinese patients with squamous cell cancer of the head or neck.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1643613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The risk of multiple primary tumors in the head and neck area is higher than that in other areas of the body. METHODS: A total of 573 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head or neck were studied prospectively during a 4.5-year period to determine the incidence of associated synchronous and metachronous second primary carcinoma. RESULTS: Multiple primary carcinoma was found in 2.4% of these patients (69% with synchronous primary tumors). Sixty-three percent of all second primary tumors occurred in the esophagus. CONCLUSIONS: This report emphasizes the importance of esophagoscopy in the initial assessment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head or neck.
A T Choy; C A van Hasselt; E M Chisholm; S R Williams; W W King; A K Li
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-08     Completed Date:  1992-09-08     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  815-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / epidemiology*
China / ethnology
Head and Neck Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Hong Kong / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / epidemiology*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects

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