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June 9, 1923

CANCER OF THE URINARY BLADDER CURED BY RADIUM

JAMA. 1923;80(23):1669-1670. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640500011004

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Abstract

Justification for the report of a single case is, in this instance, furnished by two distinct features: 1. An infiltrating bladder cancer was healed and has not returned in more than seven years. 2. This healing was accomplished by transabdominal radium radiation. One mild intravesical topical application of radium was made, but a review of the record shows that its influence, if any, was insignificant. The case was observed from October, 1914, to March, 1923.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —W. C. C., a white man, aged 56, American, whose family history was unimportant, and in whose personal history only an attack of cystitis, in 1911, was of any importance in the present connection, had suffered for two months with intermittent hematuria, frequency of micturition and pain in the pelvis, all increasing.

Physical Examination.  —There was a general appearance of robust health. The heart and lungs were normal. The blood pressure

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