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To the Editor.—
An editorial (236:1612, 1976) commented on articles in the same issue by Robins and Chopra (236:1609, 1976), R. Bell and colleagues (236:1609, 1976), and on the occurrence of multiple myeloma with other neoplasms. We wish to report another patient.
Report of a Case.—
A 67-year-old man was seen for the first time in March 1972, because he had bleeding from the rectum. In July 1970, a chest roentgenogram showed a mass in the right lower lung field. In the sputum, there were squamous epithelial cells that were strongly suggestive of malignant disease. A mediastinoscopy was negative for cancer. Because of severe, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a thoracotomy was not done, and the patient was treated with a total of 5,300 rads of60Co radiation therapy to the hilum and right lower lung.He did relatively well until early in 1972, when he began to feel weak
Theologides A, Kennedy BJ. Myeloma and Other Neoplasia. JAMA. 1977;237(11):1078. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270380022006
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