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Caroline H. Shiboski, Brian L. Schmidt and Richard C. K. Jordan Tongue and tonsil carcinoma Cancer 103

Article first published online: 16 MAR 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20998

The current analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program data revealed that despite a decrease in the incidence of oral cavity and pharyngeal (nasopharynx excluded) squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) among adults of all ages from 1973 to 2001, there was a significant increase in tongue and tonsil SCC incidence among younger whites ages 20–44 years. This increase was in contrast to SCC rates for all other oral cavity and pharyngeal sites, which either decreased or stayed constant over time.

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