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October 18, 1947

IMPROVEMENT OF RESULTS IN THE TREATMENT OF UTERINE CANCER

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Stockholm, Sweden

JAMA. 1947;135(7):412-416. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890070014004
Abstract

For the time being there are but two ways in which to control cancer: surgical intervention and radiotherapy. As far as uterine cancer is concerned the surgical technic has been brought to perfection, and further development is hardly to be expected. Thus, significant improvement of the results in treatment of uterine cancer is synonymous with improvement in radiotherapy.

The idea of this paper is to show that—according to the Radiumhemmet experience—it is possible to improve the radiotherapeutic results in cancer of the corpus as well as in cancer of the cervix and to report on various procedures which my colleagues and I have adopted for that purpose.

CANCER OF THE CORPUS  For the last five years about 85 cases of corpus cancer have been referred annually to the Radiumhemmet for radiotherapeutic treatment. About half these cases are not suitable for surgical treatment either because of the spread of the growth

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