Pattern of hematological malignancies in adolescents and young adults in Bangladesh

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The adolescent and young adult (AYA) age group (15–39 years) bears distinct characteristics in terms of cancer biology, long-term health and treatment-related complications and psychosocial aspects. The overall scenario of cancer including hematological malignancies (HMs) is largely unknown in Bangladesh, where a significant proportion of people (44% of total population) belong to AYA age group. This study aims to describe the patterns of HM among AYA in the context of Bangladesh.

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Cancer Epidemiology
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