Changes to This Summary (06/07/2013)
The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above.
The Oral Cavity Cancer subsection was renamed from Oral Cancers.
Revised text to state that the incidence of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx has increased in adolescent and young adult females, and this pattern is consistent with the national increase in orogenital sexual intercourse in younger females and human papilloma virus (HPV) infection.
The Cardiac Tumors subsection was extensively revised.
Added Hubertus et al. as reference 29.
Added Korrect et al. as reference 11.
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