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The Heterogeneity of Cancer in Native American Populations

  • James W. Hampton
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Abstract

The occurrence of cancer in the Native American population of North America has been studied only sporadically (Skye and Hampton 1976). A number of articles reviewed at the beginning of this century (Levin 1910) stated that American Indians never had cancer. In 1932 the excavation of an Indian burial site yielded the skeleton of a pre-Columbian Indian man, and roentgenograms showed destructive lesions identical to those of multiple myeloma (Ritchie and Warren 1932).

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Indian Health Gallbladder Cancer Alaska Native Native American Population American Indian Woman 
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