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November 9, 1929

GASTRIC CANCER: A CLINICAL AND ROENTGENOLOGIC STUDY OF ONE HUNDRED CASES

Author Affiliations

SEATTLE
From the Mason Clinic.

JAMA. 1929;93(19):1456-1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710190028007
Abstract

The problem of cancer becomes of more interest daily, both to the profession and to the public at large. The stomach has the distinction of being affected more frequently with carcinoma than any other organ of the body. Cancer of the stomach is not often cured. The disease can be removed and recurrence prevented only by surgical treatment. The problem here is the same as cancer elsewhere, to discover the earliest signs and symptoms whereby the patient may be afforded the only possible chance for a cure, an early resection. This fact is well known, yet how seldom does one see an early gastric carcinoma?

A few years ago we reviewed the literature and our group of cases and noted at that time that little had been added in the last decade from the diagnostic side except by the radiologist. The study of the present series brings out the same

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