May 28, 2015
Children without siblings and who were born to older fathers demonstrated an increased risk for developing hematologic malignancies in adulthood, according to the results of a prospective analysis.
The average maternal and paternal age at birth has increased over the last few decades, according to study background. Previous studies have linked older paternal and maternal age to an increased risk for a variety of disorders in offspring, including cancer. One previous study has demonstrated an association between paternal age and adult-onset hematologic cancers.