Accession Number : ADA187720

Title :   Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas in U.S. Navy Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Garland, Frank C ; Gorham, Edward D ; Garland, Cedric F ; Ferns, Jay A

PDF Url : ADA187720

Report Date : Oct 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas was examined in a prospective study of all white U.S. Navy enlisted men during 1974-83 to test for existence of any short-term risk possibly related to occupation. A total of 103 cases were detected during active service. Examination of pathology records and specialist board reviews confirmed 68 cases: 44 diffuse; 13 nodular; and 11 unspecified or other. Risk was unrelated to length of service, and no occupational group in the Navy showed a significant excess. The latency periods of the non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are unknown. It was not possible in this study to examine the long-term (greater than 20 years) occupational risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. These results indicate that risk according to occupation is not expressed in the short term.

Descriptors :   *LYMPHOMAS, *HEALTH SURVEYS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, JOBS, LENGTH, NAVAL PERSONNEL, RISK, SHORT RANGE(TIME), OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE