Nasopharyngeal cancer among young people in the United States: racial variations by cell type.


U. S. mortality and incidence statistics for nasopharyngeal cancer showed a fourfold excess risk of sarcomas in white children under age 10, and a fourfold to sevenfold excess of carcinomas in teen-age blacks. Mortality from nasopharyngeal carcinomas in young people was greater in the South than in the North, with the excess mortality in blacks linked to… (More)