A 30-year-old member asked:
Are there any pediatric tumors that grow fast from hormone increases during a child's teen growth spurt?
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Dr. Michael H. T. Siaanswered
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Osteosarcoma-tumor of the bone is the 3rd most common cancer in adolescence behind lymphomas and brain tumors. It may be promoted by growth hormone. Hormones are important agents in sex-related cancers such as breast, ovaries, testes, and thyroid too.
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovskyanswered
Pediatrics 37 years experience
There is also...: ... A benign tumor called teratoma that often grows rapidly at puberty.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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