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April 24, 1926

LYMPHOBLASTOMA (MALIGNANT LYMPHOMA): AGE AND SEX INCIDENCE, DURATION OF DISEASE, AND THE EFFECT OF ROENTGEN-RAY AND RADIUM IRRADIATION AND SURGERY

JAMA. 1926;86(17):1265-1270. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670430007002
Abstract

(Concluded from page 1189)

INFLUENCE OF AGE AND SEX ON DURATION  Age and sex influence the duration of the types of lymphoblastoma under discussion, as well as the acute and chronic forms of lymphatic and myelogenous leukemia. These factors are to be recalled in considering the effect of therapy.The data show that among the males the chance for a long duration of lymphoblastoma is definitely greater for those over 34 and under 65 years of age than for those below 25. For the age periods 0-14 and 15-24, about 75 per cent of the males died within 2.5 years, and only 5 per cent lived six or more years after the onset of illness. This is in contrast to the facts that 63 + per cent of both those aged 45-54 and 55-64 died within 2.5 years, and 18 and 8 per cent of each group, respectively, had their disease

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