Age of diagnosis of squamous cell cervical carcinoma and early sexual experience.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 18, Issue 4, p.1070-6 (2009)


2009, Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Center-Authored Paper, Coitus, DNA, Viral, Epidemiologic Studies, Epidemiology Core Facility, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Invasiveness, Papillomaviridae, Papillomavirus Infections, Public Health Sciences Division, Registries, Risk Factors, SEER Program, Sexual Behavior, Shared Resources, Specimen Processing Core Facility, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms, Young Adult


Given the established links among young age at first intercourse (AFI), number of sex partners, high-risk human papillomavirus infection, and squamous cell cervical cancer (SCC), we hypothesized that women diagnosed with SCC at younger ages would be more likely to report young AFI than women diagnosed later in life.