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November 25, 1950

Le Cancer du corps utérin

JAMA. 1950;144(13):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920130090054

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Abstract

This is a remarkably complete discussion of all phases of endometrial cancer, with emphasis on newer methods of treatment, by 16 French physicians. The book proceeds logically from an anatomic consideration of the uterus, with emphasis on the lymphatic system, through pathology, possible etiological factors in endometrial cancer, methods of diagnosis, including newer methods of hysterosalpingography (a debatable procedure, but apparently useful in the hands of experts), to treatment.

Emphasis in treatment in the past has been on adequate irradiation, particularly with radium. This is well covered in the present volume. Considerable emphasis is also laid on surgical therapy and on combined irradiation and hysterectomy. The advantages and disadvantages of all procedures are discussed, and statistics drawn from studies made all over the world are presented to show that, in the hands of the authors, combined surgical-irradiation therapy offers the best results. The data on which this conclusion is based

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