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December 10, 1949


Author Affiliations

New York

From the Joseph F. McCarthy Urologic Clinic, New York Polyclinic Hospital.

JAMA. 1949;141(15):1042-1047. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910150008004

In recent years educational propaganda of the dreaded cancer in the lay press, television and radio not only has aroused the general public, but also has activated most of the members of the medical profession. Cancer has become the watchword, and the physician has learned to talk in terms of this life-destroying disease. Since a direct relationship exists between early diagnosis and favorable therapeutic results, the present worldwide effort to familiarize all with the early signs and symptoms of this disease is highly commendable.

DIAGNOSTIC CONSIDERATIONS  Tumor of the bladder is a most distressing urologic problem. The disease, although at times histologically benign, must ever be considered potentially malignant. These growths, when located at a ureteral orifice, lead to obstruction of urinary drainage with subsequent damming back of urine and destruction of the renal parenchyma. Whether the tumor is single, involving one ureteral orifice, or multiple, involving both ureteral orifices,