Sunday, June 26, 2011

Age and Rate of Cancer

According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, children who have survived cancer are more likely than the general population to have cancer return. Those who were first diagnosed under the age of 15 were most likely to have a tumor either in the central nervous system or non-melanoma skin cancer.

Adults older than 40 and experiencing their first diagnosis were more likely to develop a new tumor in the digestive, urinary or genital tracts.

Whereas the general 60-year old population may develop tumors at the rate of 8.4%, cancer survivors develop them at the rate of 13.9%.

Childhood cancer survivors who were treated with direct radiation near their abdominal or pelvic region may develop colorectal cancer in particular by the age of 50.

1 comment:

MysteryShrink said...

Very helpful. I have seen a number of patients with later cancer issues and severe bleeding issues as a result of this type of radiation. Of course the treatment was needed at the time.